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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by D Bopp, Aug 20, 2017.
This sucks. Can't blame the girl though, she just didn't know any better.
Are we seriously still on that one? If someone used an adjective for me that indicated youth I'd buy them a drink. And some glasses.
IMHO, "Girl" is fine. It's used like "dude" or "guy". Lady and Woman are usually used for much older females and chick is a bit derogatory for general use. "Boy", the equivalent for guys isn't used because of the derogatory "boy" when the sheriff pulls over a black guy in a small town.
Sounds like you have my kind of luck & she put her foot in just the right place.
In my case, if there were 24 buttons with infinite combinations, she'd have pressed the correct 3, in the right order, to blow my rig up.
Many years ago I played a local bar deep in the farming region of this county. Very appreciative locals, especially the farmer's wife who decided to walk into the band area and give me a big wet kiss at the end of the gig. Which would have been ok if slightly embarrassing had she not walked straight across my pedalboard to get to me, oblivious of the damage. Sigh...
Note to the OP: Please change the title of your thread. You damaged gear has nothing to do with a bar patron, or a drunk patron, or a woman for that matter. Chalk it up to life. These things just happen. But in the end, you, and you alone are responsible for your gear. Just showing up exposes you to risk even when everyone has the best of intentions.
If you can't trust yourself or humanity, there's always this:
Agreed it is a stretch. But my thinking was that it was A) an accident, which is what insurance is for, b) not user error, and c) happened on a job.
But I can see how someone may think it is stupid to try and save money, I guess.
boy is the equivalent of girl.
dude = chick
lady = gentleman
guy = gal
So far as hitting the right buttons goes - in 1986 I was teaching in a residential facility for emotionally disturbed youth. I had just gotten a new computer in the classroom, an Apple IIGS. It had a new graphics program which was on one of the old 4.5" floppies. The bell rang, the next class filed in and one kid pealed off and started punching the keyboard. I stopped him immediately, but he had destroyed the program with just a few keystrokes. I dont know how he did it, I couldn't have done it. He had no idea, just blind dumb luck. Just like your setup.
The venue is not going to file a claim against your gear. If they want their rates to go up, they will file a claim against something that happened to *their* gear.
gal is more southern, maybe. I don't hear anyone using it. Women go around talking about their girlfriends.
I would surmise that most musicians doing bar gigs do not have damage coverage on their gear. Probably few can even afford theft coverage for that matter. While I was a traveling commercial photographer, I had insurance on my gear that would cover theft, accidental damage even by a customer/client, etc. With a $500 deductible. But my agent informed me that making a claim would result in a rate increase of at least 20% for at least three years, so I should be careful what I make a claim for. And no venue owner would even consider taking responsibility for something like this. I'd be more worried that the bar patron could come back claiming a stubbed toe or chipped toenail and sue ME. I'm just being practical and realistic here.
southern? well, i'm in southern california
people don't say gal much anymore - it was more used a few decades ago.
I use gal all the time, especially if I'm talking about a "gal pal", who is a friend, but not a "girlfriend".
Although, I'm not averse to the friends with benefits paradigm & in the Land of Smiles they even have a term for it, Gik.
Ouch! I had to deal with a clueless sound guy last night, but you had a truly rough night!
A bipedal mammal of appropriate maturity to be present at the aforementioned establishment, gender being irrelevant, engaged in behavior which had unintended, and unfortunate, consequences, resulting in the necessity to repair or replace various components of the amplification system in question.
Might want to get a matching cab to run with that head in the future.
Personally I'd prefer "human of ostensibly male gender but ambivalent appearance depending on mood and available wardrobe".
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