[Dixielandjazz] Wierd Gigs

Charlie Hull charlie at easysounds.com
Wed Dec 17 11:18:49 PST 2003

Not the weirdest, but certainly the most boring:

During the Ross Peirot presidential campaign, my K Street Ramblers JB was
hired to play at a Ross rally at the local Holiday Inn.  We were seated
on-stage next to the speaker' podium, played trad while the audience was
assembling, and 'California, Here I Come' as Ross came down the aisle and
mounted the Podium.  He began to speak immediately and we had no chance to
leave without disruption.  We were trapped during his dazzling 45-minute
speech.  Try looking awake and interested through that!

We weren't scheduled to play any more, and managed to sneak off after Ross
finished and was basking in his standing ovation.

Charlie Hull

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