[Dixielandjazz] Obnoxious Drunks

Henry B. Stinson HenryStinson@earthlink.net, JazzHarmonicat@hotmail.com
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 09:29:40 -0400

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thompson wrote:
<blockquote TYPE=CITE><font face="Arial"><font size=-1>Speaking of those
members of the audience who have had a little too much to drink....</font></font>
<p><font face="Arial"><font size=-1>How do you handle one who insists on
singing along with the band?&nbsp;&nbsp; One who stands right in front
of the band and tries to "entertain" everyone else.</font></font></blockquote>

<p><br>That's a tough one.&nbsp; One might take to take a look at some
<br>standup comics and see how they handle hecklers.
<br>A couple I like is:
<br>"Isn't it wonderful folks what your March of Dimes money is
<br>doing for these folks."&nbsp; (Not exactly politically correct.)
<p>Another is, "That's a nice suit.&nbsp; KMart sold some nice things on
<br>clearance when they closed some of their stores, didn't they?
<br>The nice thing about fashions is that if you hold
<br>onto that suit for another ten or twenty years it will come back
<br>into fashion."
<p>Problem with attacking drunks is that they can get really nasty,
<br>unless you REALLY humiliate them to the point where they slink away.
<br>Problem is these days they may slink away out to the parking lot
<br>to their pickup and come back with a gun.
<br>Better to get the club mgmt to throw them out.
<br>Henry Stinson, BSECE, Website Developer and Software Engineer (Visual
<br>Vocalist, Jazz Harmonica, Jazz Whistling and "Mouth Trumpet".
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