|Subject||World Tour 2007|
|DateCreated||6/20/2007 7:42:00 AM|
|PostedDate||6/20/2007 7:29:00 AM|
We had our first gig of the new season a while back and it was, what's the word? Oh yeah, a mess. Really, it's not like we have so much new stuff to learn. There's a certain program to playing weddings, and although songs are added and subtracted, the core of what we do hasn't changed in the four years I've been in this band. Also, it's not as though we haven't worked all winter. There are parties, functions, and even some wedding receptions in the dark winter months of New England. Not to mention that we had plenty of bridal showcases, where we play for prospective clients.
But you'd never know it, since:
I've noticed a strange phenomenon at certain function facilities - a weird, aggressive impatience with vegetarians. This frequently happens at places that serve the band and photographer last, evidently to make the point that we are not guests and are lucky to even be eating. (This is dumb for being impractical: the band, and ESPECIALLY the photographer, should eat first so that we can get right back to work.) At places like this, when they get around to serving us the Chicken FootballsTM and H asks for a vegetarian meal, the reaction is usually incredulous: "We don't have any," "no one ordered one for you," or the best "there's vegetables on the plate, aren't there?" She frequently ends up not eating while the rest of the band divides up her food. Also, the better the facility (and the higher-priced the wedding) the worse we eat. If the guests are having lobster and filet then we'll be dining on brown-bagged Cheez-Whiz sandwiches.
More to come as I get caught up. Hi Jen.