"Don't you have songs with words, so we can dance?"

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by c-ba55, May 16, 2005.

  1. That's what this drunk chick wanted to know last Friday. (She had to cut through the horde of dancers to get to the bandstand to ask us this, as we're a funk band and were bringing it pretty good at that point) And here we all thought it was the groove. Nope. Apparently, it's the words. At least in Napa Valley.
  2. basstard1


    Mar 12, 2005
    you should have done some scatting. Wow, she must have been uber drunk
  3. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    reminds me of when I was club/party DJ back in the 80s - when people would come tottering up to me and say "don't you have anything GOOD??"

    I often responded, if I could get away with it - "no, I'm sorry. I brought all my crap tonight. I was told it was "**** music night" here. Sorry."
  4. Psyrcle

    Psyrcle Guest

    Three Words: ****. Her. Up.
  5. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Gotta love the drunk chicks...

    ...my favorite part: "She had to cut through the horde of dancers to get to the bandstand....)

    ...maybe her powers of observation were a bit "muted" by her state of inebriation?

  6. Gomez

    Gomez Live from the Shire

    Apr 15, 2005
    jungle boogie
  7. HiFi


    Apr 20, 2002
    Anaheim, CA
    Outside of traffic peeves, this is right up there on the list. I can't stand those who need lyrics to enjoy music. It may be elitist in some respect, but those are the people who don't truly appreciate music IMHO.
  8. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004

    i mean who actually listents to what thy guys and gals in P-funk are saying?
    "we want the funk" isn't really all that lyrically chalenging... :eyebrow:
    There was that whole era where lyrics took the back seat to the groove...
  9. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    My father was once in a band in which a lady said something along the lines of "Play something we can dance to."

    The drummer responded by saying, "Maybe the problem is that you just can't dance". Halirious.
  10. I just shrug off that kind of stuff with a chuckle and then maybe..... :rolleyes: dedicate Y.M.C.A. to the drunk chick who needs "words" to dance!
    What the heck you did one better and gave her a song with letters too!!! :D :D

    I consider it a good gig when the drunk people don't lose their balance dancing and break something.

    After all, dancing without words can be dangerous to YOUR gear, or even worse, a horn sections teeth.
  11. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I've had more mic stands fall into me as a result of drunk dancers than I even want to talk about.
  12. rfalter


    Jul 20, 2004
    Pasadena, MD
    I had the pleasure of seeing this happen in reverse at a recent gig. This chick got up on stage with us and was [kinda] singing into the mic. At some point she lost her balance and did a face dive into the stage monitor, taking the mic stand with her. Luckily, nothing got broken and she was not hurt. It did sober her up somewhat, though. :rolleyes:
  13. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    I've only had it happen ONCE. Once is enough.

    If this helps you out, if you start to get a vibe that someone dancing is going to hit your mic(especially if you are singing) just step on one of the(mic stand's) legs. That way, if they DO smash into it the blow to your face will be minimal. Last thing you want is a broken tooth or a face scar over that.

    Sorry for hijack. :)
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I know someone here had that David Byrne quote that was something like, "Singing is just a trick to get people to listen to music longer than they would."
  15. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    David Byrne?! The guy from "Like humans do"?!

    Help meeeeeee!
  16. Kael

    Kael Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Played a show a while back at a place here in OKC called Bricktown Brewery that has a stage raised up five or so feet. Had people dancing and one girl decided, that since she was ripped and that it was her birthday, she was going to climb up on stage with us. Instead of just climbing up at a clear rail area, she decided to climb up right where the monitor wedge was pushed up against the rail. She wound up butt in air stuck on the monitor showing off her g-string under her mini skirt. I had to stop playing take off my bass and lift her up off the wedge she was stuck on. Once she finally got up and was escorted off stage, she did the same exact thing about twenty minutes later. We had a good solid four or five minutes or moon time between the two incidents.