Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on December 11th, 2009

Dries Buytaert Rides the Whale

I was in New Orleans at Do it With Drupal (DIWD) this week, the premier Drupal training event put on each year by Lullabot. One of the great things about this event is that some of the biggest names in Drupal come out to teach, train, and interact with the community.

One of them is Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal. One thing that can be said for Dries, he is willing to try anything. And I mean ANYTHING.

I met up with several Drupalers and, while walking down Bourbon street, we came across this bar that had a mechanical whale...for riding. Like a mechanical bull, right? Dries leaned over and said, "Come on, Ben, you've got to ride the whale."

I said, "Dries, good buddy, I'll ride the whale first but you've got to go second."

To my surprise, he agreed and, the following hilarity ensued.

I have never been more proud to be part of the Drupal community. :-)