So we're playing at Hooligans on Friday. After the first three songs, some guy buys us a round of shots. He does this FIVE time during the first set. After the 3rd I know what he is doing. The way he is acting I can tell he's one of those guys who wants to go back to his friends and tell him that he "got the band fucked up".
Well he picked the wrong band.
During our first break he comes up to me and asks if I want another. fo I don't want to take any more of his money so I say no. But he is persistent and makes the comment to the affect that I can't "hang", so to get him to go away I say sure, send over another. He comes back with 4 shots of Partron. 2 r him and 2 for me. We take him and I head back on stage. 2 minutes later he is escorted out of the club cuz he is falling all over the place. He actually fell on a table and knock over a table of drinks that belonged to someone else! Then he hurled it at the entrance way!
Moral of the story............none, but I thought that some of you guys that have experience "shot guy" before would get a kick out of this.
Oh yeah.... I know that guy real well... You really shouldn't try to outdrink a guy in a band, us being the conditioned drinkers we are. But if you want to buy my drinks, good for you!!! When you take 6 shots and drink beer all night a couple of nights a week for a couple of years, you're gonna build up an insane tolerance. But dude, that was funny.
Brett w/Alter Ego
Dec 3, 2007 - 7:37PM
Re: Freaking funny story
Funny. There's always somebody who wants to "hang" with the band...too bad it's never a female pornstar.
Then there's always that one guy who is trying desparately to get his band into the club, so he tries to get your band hammered so you look bad. Luckily, my guys are strictly regimented on beer and Bull Blasters, with the exception of one who does not drink at all! Guess which one it is...!
If somebody says "you can't hang" when it comes to drinking, I just say "you can't sing" and punch him in the gall bladder. My band plays banjo-inspired get-away music like the kind on Dukes of Hazzard, and all hell breaks loose. All hell breaks loose! But, since we sold alot of drinks, we get booked again!
Rikk's vascular system is legendary. It can actually process up to 64 ounces of anti-freeze...and all that happens is that point is that he has to pee!
Good times! We all have stories like this that make all the other crap worth it!
Dec 14, 2007 - 2:10AM
Re: Freaking funny story
In a similar vein, this happened almost 20 years ago at a bar called the Pig And Whistle in Fort Worth. I was hanging out with some friends from college and one of them had these two Austrailian girls with him that he had met the day before at some bar at the Stock Yards. They started out nice enough, but after several beers started getting really obnoxious about how Ausie's could drink anyone in the world under the table.
They kept buying rounds of beer to prove their point and it got to the point where we were starting to get really sick of it. So one of my friends pops up and says "Well girls, here in Texas we have a little drink called tequila" and went to the bar and bought a round. He knew the bartender pretty well and tipped the guy $20 and told him to make us all shots of water but to bring the girls tequila shots every round.
My buddy wore them out on tequila and just wouldn't let up. Here we are just merrily downing our shots of water as if it was no big deal while they were literaly melting down before us. It got to the point of cruel because my buddy just wouldn't let up and the two girls refused to give in. It got to the point that we had to stop. The bartender pulled the plug.
This all happened early on a friday afternoon, and before dark we had to take them back to their hotel and literaly carry them to their rooms, they were so sick and hung over the next two days they missed their Saturday morning flight which were non refundable tickets. They also missed their checkout time.
Our friend who brought them told us later that it ended up getting pretty ugly because the next day when they finally came to and called him, he told them about our little joke. It turns out that they were on a budget and that was to be their last night in the U.S. so they blew almost all their remaining cash that day running up a huge bar tab to impress us Yanks from Texas. They couldn't afford the price of additional plane tickets or the extra days at their hotel.
They figured we all owed them for the price of new tickets and their hotel room and actually threatend legal action if we didn't pay up. My buddy ended up disconnecting his phone because of it. They had no idea who the rest of us were. We're actually lucky they didn't end up in the hospital or worse. It hurt them both pretty bad.
Bottom line, I doubt those two ever took another vacation to Texas or EVER boasted to anyone that they could drink them under the table. Kind of a long story, but I think about those two girls every time I get around someone like that who was trying to get you wasted.