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Accused of 420 Use

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by QweziRider, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    Played a local casino two nights over the weekend. We rarely see anyone from management when we play. Which is a good sign. Our drummer comes from far enough away that they always give us a room for him.

    So before Friday's gig, I get confronted by the general manager about whoever is in our room is smoking pot - in a no smoking room. Which I find impossible, but ok, I'll help you investigate, I guess. I call the drummer. He's three blocks away at an Arby's. The guy - as far as I know him - never touches anything of the sort. Hell, none of us do. We'd all forget the sets if we did!

    But, I guess the first step is always blame the musicians in the building. After all, if you smell it in the hallway, it's impossible to have been any other guest in any other nearby room. Gotta be the drummer. SMH.
  2. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    Scene from the life of a young drummer/bass player (~30 years ago), early on the brink of a semi-meaningful relationship with a deeply religious, highly sheltered, very naive-about-the-world young lady who put far too much stock in the stereotypes she heard about us:

    "So you're a musician..."


    "So you drink and do drugs?"


    "Are you sure? I've always heard musicians get drunk and do drugs..."

    "Not me."

    "Hmm. So you have tattoos and piercings then?"

    "No, I don't."

    "You don't??"


    "Are you sure you're a musician?"

    "Two instruments in three different bands... Yeah, I'm pretty sure." *

    "Well... so you're playing all these shows everywhere, late at night, and I bet you have a lot of girls you have sex with all the time, don't you?"

    "Look, I told you I don't do drugs or have any tattoos..." :whistle:

    * It's also worth noting this conversation took place immediately after a rehearsal. In my car. With several pieces of my drum set filling up the back seat. :wacky:

    That pairing didn't last very long. :roflmao:
  3. I'm not surprised. She was pretty clear about laying out the reasons she was attracted to musicians.
  4. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench

    She had quite a few issues, but I was not the solution to any of them. In then end, I considered it a bullet dodged. :thumbsup:
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  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I'd just say "you want to test me right now?".
  6. lat


    Dec 30, 2014
    Lower Basstonia
    I'll drink to that. ;)
  7. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Well, despite Sheldon Adelson’s efforts, it is legal. Even if you’re in a ‘non-smoking’ room, the scent could waft in from anywhere. I would have asked for the guy’s proof behind the accusation.
  9. Is this 2019? Asking for a friend....
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  10. LowRick


    Mar 24, 2019
    And this, my dear folks, is how it feels all the time when people find out you're Dutch.
  11. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    Well, that almost got me in trouble as I'm using my wife's computer, I'd just taken a drink when I read that. Spit take narrowly avoided.
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  12. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
  13. “Lady, I don’t drink, smoke or swear......dammit, I left my cigarettes in the bar.....”
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  14. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    When I was in my early 20s, I started dating a girl whose mother hated me because I played in a band. I have never done drugs, including smoking pot or cheated on anybody that I was in a relationship with but her mother didn't believe me. She said all musicians do drugs and chase women.
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  15. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings, Somnium Guitars
    So what was the final results?...
    Drummer guilty by being a musician?
    Was he guilty because he was out eating due to having the munchies?
    Not enough evidence found?
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019
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  16. Well myself I am not much of a drinker....never have been. And as far as "Pot" goes...I do not use any drugs at all...even though here in Canada "Pot" is Legalized.
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  17. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    I don't know. Arby's? Seems like you'd have to be high to want to go there.
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  18. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    that's pretty funny actually....Of course the band always gets blamed right?!:roflmao:


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  19. Wesley R

    Wesley R Gold Supporting Member

    Way back when I was single: I was trying to put the make on a lady at the bar. The waitress started in on me calling me names and explaining to the lady I was married to the keyboard lady.

    It was one of those once accused, always guilty things.
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  20. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    GM said "Well, consider it (the situation) over." I was too dumbfounded (and not yet paid) to say much more.

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