Fans of the Hold Steady know that it's pretty hard not to have a beer during their shows. So why not a drinking game? It looks like the Philly City Paper devised one, but it was back in 2005, before their most-recent album, and it was pretty basic. Drink each time the Mississippi River or an allusion to being resurrected is mentioned. Stuff like that.
I'm sure other people have done one, but here's the Baby Heisman Hold Steady Drinking Game. I tried to pick some less-obvious, more-concert-oriented options. I'm leaving this post photo-free so you can easily print it out and take it with you in case you forget a couple of rules after the first couple of beers.
Take a drink when:
* Craig Finn sticks his arms out to each side, like he's spreading his wings, to punctuate a line
* There's a keyboard solo
* A lyric mentions Ybor City or Massachusetts
* Craig steps away from the mic toward to the crowd and repeats the lyrics
* Craig takes a drink
Enjoy your tall boys, kids. And for god sake's, just take a cab. Here, click here and get the number of one NOW.