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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-12-03T11:18:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=8&t=4247 2006-12-03T11:18:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=43775#p43775 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]> Statistics: Posted by badfinger — Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:18 am


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2006-12-01T10:37:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=43705#p43705 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]> Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:37 am


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2006-12-01T06:06:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=43704#p43704 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]>
This was my five-piece dance band (The Keith Jay Quintet), expanded to a dozen for the occasion, with me fronting on trumpet; the requirement: mixed ballroom dancing. (Our preferred genre was modern jazz, but for bread and butter we would swallow our pride and play, as most working musicians would, whatever the customer wanted, from Old Time, through Ballroom to Trad – and even Rock and Roll).

On such occasions as this one, we would play inset Dixieland sessions, with three of us (trumpet, clarinet and trombone) standing at the front of the band, while the dancers jived or jitterbugged as their fancy and skills allowed.

In one of these jive sessions (I particularly remember that we were playing “Midnight in Moscow”, a la Kenny Ball) we were all rather fascinated by the scooped neckline of a rather buxom lady, dancing what appeared to be a Lindy Hop variation just in front of the stage, and by the sympathetic and contra-motions thereby presented.

Suddenly, in response to a rather exaggerated shake of her shoulders, one large, yet charming, breast “popped out” from the scooped restraint!

Without pause, and in perfect time to the music, her partner reached over, and with an easy, unhurried action, “popped” it back in... And they continued dancing, without missing a beat, nor a step!

The whole thing happened with such relaxed nonchalance, that I doubt many – if any – of the other dancers noticed. For the three of us standing on the apron of the stage, however, it was a different story, and “Midnight in Moscow” collapsed into a rhythm-section showpiece as we three front men collapsed in hoots (the clarinettist actually bit through his reed).

Statistics: Posted by badfinger — Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:06 am


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2006-12-01T02:06:01+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=43695#p43695 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]>
:wink:

Statistics: Posted by bosco — Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:06 am


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2006-12-01T00:39:58+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=43694#p43694 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]>
4 years later, I'm in the same neighborhood, walk into the same bar.

"Hey Danny, haven't seen YOU in here in a while".

Shot of Jamisons and an Ortliebs land in front of me before I could place an order.

That, my friends, is a world - class bartender.

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2006-12-01T00:04:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=43692#p43692 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]>
King smiled, grabbed it and drank a huge amount (almost half). He put the top on and handed it back to my friend who says, "my name's Phillip Morris and you owe me some whiskey." Freddie smiles and said, "Phillip, I owe you and I won't forget."

Four years later Phillip is in Dallas at a really big club and Freddie is playing. When he takes a break, Phillip goes backstage and tells the bodyguard that he has a poster for Freddie to sign. The bodyguard stops him, but Freddie is sitting down with the band about 30 feet away and turns and says, "Hey, man, you let ole Phillip Morris through. I owe that guy some whiskey." He laughed with Phillip, signed his poster, but never gave him any whiskey.

Now at this time, Freddie was playing about 240 nights a year then, so it had probably been 1,000 gigs since the first meeting, but Freddie had a memory like an elephant.

Statistics: Posted by gatorblue — Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:04 am


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2006-10-29T19:24:17+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=42263#p42263 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]> Statistics: Posted by t bone bruce — Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:24 pm


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2006-10-28T15:37:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=42213#p42213 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]>

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:37 pm


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2006-10-28T12:07:39+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=42207#p42207 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]>
ricochet wrote:
oleman wrote:I once saw a lawyer shake hands with a pot bellied pig!


Yeah, I've shaken hands with a lawyer, too.


You aren't just a church goer, you really ARE a Christian.

Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:07 pm


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2006-10-28T01:49:55+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4247&p=42198#p42198 <![CDATA[Whats the strangest thing you've seen at a gig?]]>
oleman wrote:
I once saw a lawyer shake hands with a pot bellied pig!


Yeah, I've shaken hands with a lawyer, too.

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:49 am


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