rickbatty at gmail.com
Fri May 16 18:09:01 EDT 2008
I think those beers must have clouded your memory :-) We drove up in your
BMW I¹ve never been in your Lotus yet. Also, that would have been out
of character for me to say something like that I believe I said something
myself to the person in question!
But it was a great road trip.
On 5/14/08 10:04 PM, "Lauren Blatt" <llrrbb4 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Me? tell someone to shutthefuckup? But, I am so shy! :-)
> Mel you were with me on June 2, 1998 at ARCO when the woman behind us was
> YAPPING all night. Finally, I turned around and said, "I didn't pay $75 to
> listen to you yap all night" She shut up after that. A-holes.
> People complain about MSG, but all the big places are bad. The UC in Chicago
> can be awful, too.
> I agree with Sam, after seeing shows all over the world, RAH is the best,
> audience wise. Maybe the best period.
> Forwarded Message
> From: "Mel Boss" <darmel at sbcglobal.net>
> Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 10:17:40 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: [Slowhand] concert audience
> I've been pretty lucky considering the number of concerts I've attended. No
> one's barfed on me, spilled a beer on me or tried to kill me - yet. For the
> most part, the people around me have been quite civil. The
> concert-going-inebriates are a pitiful lot for the most part - I don't
> understand the logic of going to a program and then getting so wasted that you
> won't remember it the following morning (on $8-beers to boot). I preferred the
> days when the concert-air was thick, and contact-highs were inescapable...
> Here's a story somewhat humorous and pathetic - that I'll bet Rick Batty
> remembers. He and I met along the highway, where Rts80 and 680 join, enroute
> to Sacto for a Clapton show (Pilgrim Tour). Rick got in my car, a little black
> Lotus, and we continued on to ArcoArena. We got seated early on the floor
> about 20 rows from the stage and settled in with cold beers to enjoy what
> would prove to be a memorable show in that Clapton played his cherry-Gibson
> for most of the first-half. A "girl" behind us all through the first half of
> the show would scream out intermittently at the top of her lungs, "Oh, Eric I
> love youuuu." I have no idea what she was on, but whatever it was should be
> avoided at any cost. At one point, near absolute frustration, Rick leaned over
> to me commenting, "If Lauren were here, she'd tell her to shutthefuckup..."
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