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Band members kill obnoxious 'sit in' in Thailand

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Crater, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Link here:


  2. Frohman


    Nov 24, 2009
    Am I allowed to think this is kinda funny? In light of TB's running jokes, of course.
  3. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Rampant stupidity causing tragedy. It's a shame.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  4. Ugh! Stabbed in the chest with an iron rod! That's grizzly! Thailand sure does have strict punishments for being an obnoxious *******! (I'm going to hell for that, I know).

    Seriously, though, it's sad and could have been prevented by use of good judgment, which makes it sadder. I feel terrible for his family.
  5. stagebanter


    May 12, 2012
    WOW! I know we've all wanted to do it - but I thought we just agreed to draw the line at actually harming the drunk sit-in guys.
  6. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Bangkok Thailand is NOT a place you want to play the drunk "ugly American" fool. And you certainly don't want to be getting into it with the locals.

    I feel bad for his family (sort of) but if that's all the common sense he had, what can you do?
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Seems like a lot of people feel like it's OK to be absolute a$$es when abroad, in Thailand in particular where middle-aged men go to behave in ways they never would at home ...

    Terrible that someone has to die of course, but can't say I'm surprised it happened.
  8. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Livin' it up at the Hotel California. Great story.

    Another American guy was killed by a Thai taxi driver a few weeks ago for refusing to pay a 51 baht cab fare (about $1.70). The American even threw a cup of coffee in the driver's face before the driver pulled out his sword and hacked the guy to death.

    As an American who has lived in Bangkok for the past seven years, I can tell you that "Hotel California" is the Mustang Sally/Brown-Eyed girl for Thai cover bands. I mean every band plays that song. Sometimes twice in one set.

    Oddly enough, "Zombie" by The Cranberries is probably the second most covered song, closely followed by "Cotton Fields" by CCR.
  9. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    So, I guess the band decided he would get a "full cut" just for sitting in... (kaa-poosshhh)
  10. And Americans wonder why everyone hates us ...
  11. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    ....well so what....they crashed their plane into the runway at SFO.....:ninja:
  12. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    That was a South Korean airline. South Korea is about a 6-7 hour flight north of Thailand. Someone didn't do well in Geography class.
  13. MartinG1957

    MartinG1957 You can never have too many bones....

    Aug 5, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    The US doesn't have a monopoly on obnoxious drunks abroad.
  14. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    No, they come from many countries ...
  15. MartinG1957

    MartinG1957 You can never have too many bones....

    Aug 5, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    And I'm sure many here have been tempted when some a$$hole with a voice like a goose farting in the fog and a grip on a mic like a pit bull on a juicy ankle takes root on the stage.... Go on, you know you have :)
  16. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    FYI: Everyone doesn't hate Americans.

    Taken from a great article:

    "In fact, most people in the world don't think about Americans or care about Americans. Just like we rarely think about the people in Bolivia or Mongolia, most people don’t think about us much. They have jobs, kids, house payments — you know, those things called lives — to worry about. Americans tend to assume that the rest of the world either loves us or hates us. The fact is, most people feel neither."
  17. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    To quote Jason Statham in the movie The Mechanic;

    "Good judgement comes from experience...Experience comes from bad judgement."
  18. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    Oh my God, this is more than I can bear. Grisly is the word thou seeketh.
  19. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    the ugly american
  20. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Was listening to an interview with Delbert McClinton many years ago and he was asked what was the strangest thing he'd ever seen in all his years of playing in divey southern blues joints and he said he was watching a couple drunk guys out in the parking lot fighting when one of them pulled a metal bar out of the ground and jammed it through the other guy's chest. He went on to say the guy died before the ambulance got there.

    Apparently death of an American by impalement with a metal bar outside a bar is not an occurrence confined to sub tropical Asia.

    No real surprise however that besides both victims being American the other common denominator was excessive alcohol consumption.