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Nastiest gig? Or Nastiest Evening?

I live in Topeka Kansas.. There is an area here... North Topeka, where the girls can kick most of our asses!! This is where I played tonight! One girl, after showing us her "chestnuts" got in a fight with someone and was last seen drinking a beer with a bleeding head wound!! There was only about 5-6 fights tonight(slow). Throw down some old road stories...We want the good stuff..no changing tires for old ladies, or running a carwash for the Brownies..I want to hear about the blood and the guts and the beer. I've actually stepped over people to go to the bathroom. Another place I was at on New years eve in Ottawa KS, had a bucket at the front door full of water! I saw why, when they threw a guy out, and he landed on his face, and left a blood smear on the sidewalk!! They picked up the bucket and rinsed the blood off the walk..!!! This is not bullshit!! I have seen this..Gimme some more... Gimme Gimme!
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10/6/2003 6:20 PM

Rex Jones (12455) wrote:

Remember "Flash Dance"?
I ran a bar that had 35 to 40 dancers working their !
I had two bouncers the size of "King Kong" working for me and I kept a 9 mm under the bar.
I had problems 3-4 times a week with locals and military and the brawls that came about were only broken up a few times with me ripping a few rounds during the fight and bringing everyone back to their senses at 3 AM.
I hate bars like that !
Stay true to your music,
Bars like I ran were for profit not art !
Stay out of those places !!!!!!!!!!!
Thats my 2 cents worth !
Trust Uncle Rex !



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10/6/2003 9:25 PM

Derek Belser (1067) wrote:

Hey Rex,

I bet I got thrown out of one or more of your bars.


HEHEHE

d



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10/10/2003 12:51 AM

Randy Evans (6450) wrote:

Oh yes, as I get older, that BS does get tired. But, that is the way it is out here. If your group is pulling down the weekends we are, you are just bound to wind up in some unsavory places. I started that post to get a laugh, but I have really seen a lot worse than what I had posted!! Thats the nature of the business, if I could play at the grocery store, bet that I'd be the first one working a deal with the produce manager, but thats not where the work is. I got fired from one band because someone had popped off a round, and I hit the deck!! The guys I was playin with thought I was a pussy, "they aint shootin at us!". I quit that lil job that night!!

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10/7/2003 12:07 AM

Laura Poston (243) wrote:

Yep i can relate to the place you mention. Back in the day I used to hang at a bar called the Bomb Shelter. Some dude got stabbed one night and fell over on the pool table. Nobody gave a darn if he was dyin or not, all anybody gave a sh*! about was making sure they got him off the pool table quick so he wouldn't stain the felt!

lp

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10/9/2003 11:33 PM

Jordu Daahoud (17) wrote:

How disgusting is your described experience. There is too much of this sort of thing happening
to musicians earning a living.

Why should serious players be subjected to
threats, ridicule, and violence because they
simply play music for the entertainment and
enlightenment of their patrons? How much
longer must we play the "musical fool" for
inebriated ruffians living their profligate
lives in these bars and other establishments of
a decadent society?

There was a time when any musician was treated
with respect by an audience. What has transpired
in our modern global society to stimulate
the most base animal instincts in people?

But through it all-stay true to your music and
rise above these bar-room patrons.

Jordu



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10/10/2003 8:20 AM

Dale Lindsey (8281) wrote:

I dunno. Was there a time when all the patrons of little dive bars acted as perfect gentlemen? I always thought that there have been "knife and gun clubs" as long as there have been knives and guns. You just have to know what kind of place your playing in.

-Dale

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10/10/2003 10:00 AM

Michael Warren (6249) wrote:

When all the troops came back from Desert Storm we played in the USO.

1st me and the bass player slept in a cab of a refrigerated truck behind a WaWa and got to the base at 6. I was exhausted, they had rooms there and we didn't play until like 4.

Our tour coordinator Pete, called the room every 30 min (after about 2x I told him if he called again I ws gonna break his neck) then most of the band gets there. No sleep.

Now, the event coordinator comes to our door at 12 or 1 and says you guys are going on at 2. Like 1/2 the band isn't there and we were crappin cuz they didn't plan on gettin there til like 3. Luckily, they got there just in time, but the stage was like 1/2 way across the base, which is huge. The mini-bus driver says (which I loved) "I'll get you to the church on time!!" This lunatic driver is doin like 50, people dodging out of the way, MPs were chasin us, just like out of a movie.

We get on one part of the field and it's all bumpy. We're flying all over the place. This is where it gets fun, I was like 120lbs wet and I'm everywhere, I fly up smash my head and when I came down I smashed my left elbow on the window sill. Doods, I was in pain.

We get to the stage and hell breaks out. MPs draw on us and were like hands in the air. I can only get my arm 1/2 way up and they are yellin at me and I was like "I can't" Thankfully, the event guy stopped them from shootin me and the driver said it wasn't our fault.

We get to the stage and instuments were just thrown in our hands, thank goodness for Floyd Rose bridge tuners cuz I ws out of tune for the 1st 1/s of the song.

It continues. We got the crowd goin real good and he invites like 40 soldiers up on stage. These guys were rowdy, drunk and blowing off steam after the war. And they're trying to play our instruments, hittin cymbals, screaming into the mics and..... STEPPING ON MY BOSS ME-5 AND RUINING THE INPUT. The Bass player accidentally (wink wink) wacks a dude with his Fender headstock and the guy goes out cold.

Despite all the drama we really kicked but, my arm hurt but I made it thru, the adrenilin saw to that.

It was a helluva day

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10/11/2003 10:26 AM

Randy Evans (6450) wrote:

Now we're talkin..We did the Abate Shows at Lake Perry in KS a few years back to back. It draws riders from all 50 states, so you are talking about 30,000 folks!! No violence, just drunk high naked people every where you looked. I saw 2 of them on a bike, in front of the stage. I was like no way... they aint doin that..Yeppers.. doin the nasty, on a Harley, in front of the main stage. They had a T-shirt contest. Ha ha.. nobody had anything on when they got up there and then they tried out-nastying each other.. Whheew!! had to be there. But Peaceful as a Sunday morn. No fights, knives, guns, just booze, drugs, titties and beer!!

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10/13/2003 7:48 AM

Michael Warren (6249) wrote:

Man, I gotta get out to Topeka!!

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10/13/2003 9:18 AM

Randy Evans (6450) wrote:

Man, if you are a Jersey guy, come on down..First place we are headed though is North Topeka. I got some buddies out there in Jersey..Chip Chippoli, Steve Hall and ..The Boss. Say Hi to Jon Bon Jovi for me.Later, Randy

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