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Last night at a small gig their was this attractive younger blond on the dance floor who kept looking adoringly at me up on stage. While it is just natural for me to look back in a similar manner, the awkward part was that every forth glance was from the other half of the dance duo, her boyfriend.

The last song I played was "Walking in Memphis", after which she came up to me and said that she "got into trouble" because she loves that song and said out loud to her boyfriend "I love him". But she said it was worth it and thanked me for playing that song as it was her favorite. There were no altercations or words, just good feelings, but........

Anybody ever have any situations arise from ..........


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Whenever that happens to me, it's usually because she wants to ask if the guitar player is single and can't get HIS attention....

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Eye contact can be awkward...

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I promise! smile Yours is a storybook ending compared to the b.s. I had to deal with. grin
I call them dames "The button pushers" which are more common than the innocent "groupies".

Ah "The Button Pushers"! They caused more scraps and scrapes than any Cowboy on a whiskey diet! They're sole purpose is to demand affection from their partner and your the bait! It can easily end with you proclaiming your innocence and the drunk, jealous boyfriend/ husband not listening and blindly swinging on you. You got very lucky! I dont think the chaos ended there sadly. I'm sure an argument ensued in the car or at home. Seen it too many times.

Eye contact is important when performing but I learned if she's totally hot with a fella and is giving you the "Your my hero eyes" then she's a f√#ing "button pusher"! BEWARE!! wink

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Originally Posted By: CaptainUnderpant
....and said out loud to her boyfriend "I love him".

Cue to get road crew to strategically offer her a backstage pass.

Originally Posted By: CaptainUnderpant
Anybody ever have any situations arise....

Err, really?


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....and said out loud to her boyfriend "I love him".

Cue to get road crew to strategically offer her a backstage pass.

Originally Posted By: CaptainUnderpant
Anybody ever have any situations arise....

Err, really?

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Originally Posted By: CaptainUnderpant

Anybody ever have any situations arise from ..........



Sounds like a hard, I mean, uh, difficult situation...

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Originally Posted By: CaptainUnderpant
Anybody ever have any situations arise from ..........

My situation would rise, but I was behind a stack of keyboards...

Nobody noticed. blush


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....and said out loud to her boyfriend "I love him".

Cue to get road crew to strategically offer her a backstage pass.
Damn, you're a pro, aren't you Moonglow? grin


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....and said out loud to her boyfriend "I love him".

Cue to get road crew to strategically offer her a backstage pass.
Damn, you're a pro, aren't you Moonglow? grin


Indeed. I've been under his tutelage for years grin


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Originally Posted By: Moonglow
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Anybody ever have any situations arise....

Err, really?


Uhh.... Really! smile

Yes, I am new to this gigging scene. The first time this happened was earlier this year. Two girls were dancing together for a good portion of our songs, constantly making eye contact with me. Finally, one of them mouths the words "You are Soooo Cute!". Not knowing quite what to do, I looked behind me just to make sure they were mouthing those words to me. I assessed that yes indeed there was nobody behind me, and mouthed back "Thank You". Evidently standing behind a keyboard up on stage takes my solidly average looks up a level or two.

I have never dealt with this type of stuff, nor could I envisioned this type of stuff becoming risky, until last night.

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That happened to me not too long ago. Group of young 20 something women dancing right in front of me. A really nice looking one kept looking at me. All of the guys in the band saw it, too. Finally she comes up on stage during a song pulls me down and says in my ear "You're Kelly's Dad!". Kelly is my 24 year old daughter and they went to high school together. When we went on break the guys wanted to know what she said. My reply was "She wants me."

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Alright.. The two chicks dancing thing with no dudes around.. Definetly falls in the "groupie catagory! grin *Until their husbands show up at closing time* gulp!! Had that one happen in my travels. laugh

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I probably get hit on more by married women than single.

I had a guy flip out and threaten me bedause his sister, who was on her bachelorette party, was dancing in front of me making eyes and tring to flirt with me. I wasnt even really looking at her. I'm just like "dude, i have to stand behind these keyoarss - i cant walk away. I cant control where she chooses to dance. She's the one you need to be talking to, not me.". He's all lifting his sleeve to show me his Marines tattoo and crap. I lifted my sleeve to show the crappy little heart on my shoulder that looks like a prison tat that i got at a party when i was 19 and drunk.


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Back in the late 80s I was playing at the Holidome in Jacksonville FL, a Holiday Inn with a nice club and more amenities. This stunning brunette came in the room with a guy who didn't look like he consulted with her about dress. She was dressed to the nines and he was wearing khakis and a madras shirt. She and I made eyes all night. The guy was oblivious. After the gig the band was in my room playing Mike Tyson Punch Out and we all commented about the brunette. The next night she came back, but this time with a female friend. They stayed all night and I eventually went to introduce myself.

It worked out. We've been married 25 years.

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Then there was the time at the blues club in New Hampshire about 10 years ago where for a minute I thought I was going to get lucky that night. This cutie was showing me a lot of interest on my side of the stage dancing, and I was into it, making eyes and smiling right back at her during our set.

Fast-forward about 30 minutes and a few more trips to the bar and all of a sudden she starts yelling "F#%^* yeah!" over and over, hikes up her skirt over her head to reveal no underwear and starts grinding very sexually in front of the bandstand. Everybody in the room is slack-jawed, the dance floor clears... Our band, who included a female singer, kept playing, although we were all dumbfounded...

Then 2 bouncers came over, one picked her up by the legs, the other by her arms and carried her up, over the crowd, and out the door. The soundtrack to this magical moment: "Don't Want you No More / Ain't My Cross to Bear" by the Allmans...


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"Making eyes" stories... hmmm... Searching through the memory banks...
There was one woman who, after some mutual eye contact throughout a set, came up to me on break and told me, "You give good eye sex. That was fun!" It was the only time I've ever been told that, but I was happy to take the compliment.

(That was one of the tamer encounters from my Bourbon Street days. See the long-running Craziest thing ever said to you at a gig thread for details of some of the others...)

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Slightly different 'line of sight' problem yesterday, playing for a wedding in the Cotswolds. A very attractive young mother, very openly breastfeeding her child, about two feet away from the top end of my piano. I've no problem with that whatsoever, but I did have to keep my concentration in check... <cough>


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Whenever that happens to me the alarm clock goes off and it's time to go to work.

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Happens more when I'm playing guitar and singing than when playing keys. But I have had women flopping their breast, twerking etc right in front of me. Its all I can do not to bust out laughing.

I have gotten hit on, asked to autograph their breasts and had their boyfriends get mad. I always make it clear I'm married. So I have never had any guy feel threatened enough to want to fight me. That also seems to make some women find me 'safe' so they aren't afraid to let it all hang out I guess. It's been that way since I was in my 20's and I'm 55 now so really at this point its flattering. Though I realize its really just the alcohol.

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Funny stories... Especially when one or more of your girlfriends are present at the same time,


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Funny stories... Especially when one or more of your girlfriends are present at the same time,


....being in my mid 40's, it dosnt really happen much these days, and having my wife at almost every gig I play keeps me out of trouble. However, back in the day......well , you know how the keyboard players get the " left overs " from the singers / guitarists... shocked


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Happens more when I'm playing guitar and singing than when playing keys. But I have had women flopping their breast, twerking etc right in front of me.


As Ron White says,

"Once you've seen one...
You want to see them all!" rimshot boing


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Funny stories... Especially when one or more of your girlfriends are present at the same time,


....being in my mid 40's, it dosnt really happen much these days, and having my wife at almost every gig I play keeps me out of trouble. However, back in the day......well , you know how the keyboard players get the " left overs " from the singers / guitarists... shocked


Some of my favorite times in my single days were spent in bands that had at least one "chick magnet"....after all, he's just one guy......

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With my eyesight and the lighting production I can't see, let alone make eyes with anything. Everything is just a vast dark void.


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Originally Posted By: ITGITC?
"Once you've seen one...
You want to see them all!" rimshot boing



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My wife was there when this happened. She said that that's the most she ever wanted to beat up another woman in her life.

Later I was commended by a customer sitting by my wife for my integrity.







You can see just how much T.J., the bass player, was enjoying it.


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At about 2:18 (go in at 2:12 or a bit earlier for the he-man woman haters credo swear) Alfalfa gets the eye from Darla!


I'd just follow what Alfalfa did! You have personality right!
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(Just kidding here, my wife is usually in the audience so I never get any of that going on anymore . . Well maybe a little. but I do love my wife, Damn!) rimshot


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