No not me, silly! This time it was a crazy old man who deserved to be thrown out!
So, both of Matt’s bands (Confucius Says… & Custom Deluxe) had gigs last night at the Reel Bar in Allston. There was an extremely tall man of about 65 with long grey hair as long as mine. Judging from his behavior, it seems to me he had a liiittttle too much fun in the ’60s if ya know what I mean (read: drugs and lots of them). He was chatting it up with different people at the bar, and not making a whole lot of sense. He told Brian and Nancy that he came from “a long line of Chia Pets.” (Ch-ch-ch-CHIA!)
Wow, how many drugs must one do to cause their brain to think that they come from a family of these:
I don’t think I wanna know!
The restroom facilities at the Reel Bar are simple: a mens’ room and a ladies’ room. Each bathroom is just a single-person bathroom, so when you open the door, there’s no stalls, it’s just the toilet and stuff.
During Matt’s last set, I walked over to the womens’ room, and the door was about 4 inches open. I pushed it open and the old man was in there peeing. YIKES.
I yelped and ran away, mortified, disgusted, and annoyed. Meanwhile, I had to go to the bathroom! So, I went to the mens’ room. (That was an experience in its own; urinals are fascinating things.) Of course, when I got out of the bathroom there was a guy waiting in line to use it. He looked like he was in complete shock.
I tried to explain myself: “I was - uh…there - uh - was…”
“You don’t need to explain anything,” the guy said. “I don’t need to know.”
“But, there’s um there’s a guy -”
“That’s fine. No need to explain anything,” he said.
About twenty minutes later the womens’ room was still out of commission and the old dude never came out. I finally realized that perhaps I should alert an employee.
The bouncer had to go into the bathroom to get the old guy. The old guy looked pretty dreadful. The bouncer had to lead him out and it looked like the guy was ready to fall over. I kind of felt sorry for the guy, but I was glad he left.
Everyone watched as the man was lead out of the bar, since they had to cross in front of Matt’s band (while they were performing) to exit. And the womens’ room was avoided like the plague after that.Filed under Greater Boston (General), My Life |