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Gribnes
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ITF disrespect

Post by Gribnes » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 pm

Tonight at the Graduate Hotel by the ITF venue Marshall Gilkes was performing at the bar but nobody paid any respect. The bar was chaos and entropy and while I was 20' from the band stand I could barely hear for the loud shouting.
This was nearly 100% ITF members drowning out a Marshall Gilkes performance...had to leave. Unbelievable..a bunch of BS..
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Re: ITF disrespect

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:27 pm

I guess nothing's changed, the same thing happened last year with Bill Watrous, Bob McChesney, Scott Whitfield, and Dick Nash.
But instead of leaving, I stood up and yelled at the audience. It's on YouTube.

I actually meant to go tonight but got caught up in other things.
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Re: ITF disrespect

Post by Gribnes » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 pm

If this happened in NYC there would be a few patrons in the ally whimpering....but I'm too old for that
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Re: ITF disrespect

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:46 pm

Well I might have made a scene so maybe it's better I didn't go.
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Re: ITF disrespect

Post by Gribnes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:28 am

Ya can't reason with unreasonable people..
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Re: ITF disrespect

Post by Kingfan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:30 am

Gribnes wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:28 am
Ya can't reason with unreasonable people..
I would think that us trombone players would have more class than that, especially when it is a fellow trombone player on stage! I've been to variety of concerts large and small where other patrons should have stayed home. Worst was Roberta Flack trying to sing "Killing Me Softly" at an outdoor venue with a tableful of drunks in the front row yukking it up. Other was the summer venue of the Cleveland Orchestra - four people came down the aisle talking and laughing during the performance. The conductor cut off the orchestra, turned around, crossed his arms, and glared at the Neatherthals until they noticed what was going on, shut up, and sit down. In my opinion the ushers should have ejected them, period.

Zip ties and duct tape. Just sayin'...
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: ITF disrespect

Post by Mikebmiller » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:45 am

I saw Wycliffe at the SCMEA convention in February. They had a ball room set up with a few hundred chairs in front and tables in back. People in the chairs were being quiet and listening, but the people in the back were drinking and chatting the whole time. Wycliffe was getting visibly ticked off. He made some comment between every song about how it would be nice if people shut up and listened, but many never did.
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Re: ITF disrespect

Post by Matt K » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:21 pm

Happened a few years ago at Eastman too. Bill Reichenbach (remembering right?) was doing a set and that happened but it also turned into an open mic too. Would have been fine for like, a tune or if it was spread out but a bunch of people did like every song and took a bunch of choruses.
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