Re: What's Your Next Show?
Mama Wanee wrote:
Just don't be the ass who can't tolerate any noise whatsoever! Someone asked me if I wanted another drink at a Ratdog show. I said yes, end of conversation. Person in front of us had a fit. I wasn't in the tapers section.
Did I ever mention how much I LOVE it when people have LOUD conversations through an entire show?
I never will...
You are absolutely correct. It's when a guy is hitting on a girl the entire show, or people stand with their backs to the stage talking loudly, or some idiot expalining to everyone how poor THIS show is compared to the last seven nights (since he is a trust-funder with his daddy's credit card and TONS of knowledge).
Last night, we were at Skipper's to see Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits, a legend from Zimbabwe, plus Amanda Tunesmith opening (playing Soukous and Afro-beat). It was a benefit for the local community radio station.
Before Tuku took the stage, a big cheese from the radio station introduced him. [Full disclosure: I find this guy to be pompous, and I just don't care for him.] He informs us that Tuku is "ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSICIANS ON THE PLANET." He also says that Tuku is from ZimbabAwe, adding a fourth syllable.
Well, that drives me nuts, and I mention it to Linda and her friend, who delivers the best line of the night:
"Yes, that's to get rid of your Zimbabs." GENIUS!
But later, I see Big Cheese sitting behind me, engaged in conversation for half an hour with two women. Now admittedly, he didn't get many words in edgewise, because the one woman in particular was REALLY LOUD SO SHE COULD GET HER (MULTIPLE) POINT ACROSS. So if this performer truly is "one of the greatest musicians on the planet," why the hell are you talking at all, much less encouraging LOUD conversation.
Sadly, I am NOT allowed to use my cattle prod or my taser. Life is so unfair sometimes.