Mar 18, 2011

Drunk Guys at Shows

I hate St. Patrick's Day. I was able to avoid all visual reminders today because I didn't leave the office at all. My lunch was delivered to me via by using their app on my iPhone. The only time I saw some dumb people wearing all green and wearing leprechaun flop hats was on the subway going home. And why is it always white people who get all greened up for this holiday? I was anticipating the worst tonight at Nurse Bettie and was probably a bit prickly when I got there. But pleasantly to my surprise, it was not douchey at all. Generally speaking, Nurse Bettie does not attract a fraternity crowd or a more "ghetto" crowd like The Delancey. But every now and then, you get that ONE stupid guy who is drunk and misbehaves, and I picked him out right off the bat! His friend was okay and acted like he was embarrassed by his friend's loudmouth, obnoxious behavior. During the dance-off game, the obnoxious one particularly threw himself on the stage without knowing what he was in for. Then he actually SLAPPED my butt!!! I was like, "Oh, no you didn't!!" I stopped explaining to the audience the rules of the game and said, "If you touch me again, I will kick you out of this bar." I felt like I had to say that so many times tonight! Sometimes doing a show at a bar environment is great fun cause its rowdy and wild, but the crowd management and reading the audience can piss me off really quick. So his poor friend did the dance off, and he was a good sport. But the obnoxious one refused to dance! I wanted to hang him by the balls on the hangers on the wall!!! Alex, the bartender that we all love, grandly stepped in and helped finish the game. The best part? When the judging time came, NO ONE clapped for the obnoxious guy's friend. It's not his fault but I think the audience was on my side and transferred their dislike to the other guy. Seriously. I even asked twice for their applause and I think a girl actually boo-ed. The rest of the show was grand. All the girls were great and really "brung" it as always.

I can't wait to upload the amazing pictures that Francine Daveta took of the last Beatles Burlesque One Year Anniversary show! As soon as I have some downtime over the weekend, I am going to take care of that and edit a couple more of our popular montages too. Here's a sneak preview!

Curtain call


Charlie Gunn was sacrificied

Bettina May


  1. This is only a guess why it's always white people who get greened up fot St. Patrick's Day. Perhaps it's because Irish people are white? (I don't want to hear any comments about the black Irish, thank you.)

    Of course, I was running around that night wearing green fishnets, a green scarf, and, after mounting an archeological dig to the bottom of my make-up bag, green eye shadow. And the only Irish in me is when I have a shot of Jameson's.

  2. I make an exception for you, Caprice! You can wear all green all the time. If only more white people "wore" more green like you. ;)

  3. I remember sending one of my little Irish-Korean-American cousins a DVD of Darby O' Gill and the Little People one year... but that was really just because I enjoyed the movie. I wonder if he and his sister wear green on St. Patrick's day. I'll have to ask their Mom one of these days. She's always sending out pictures, but usually around Christmas, so I don't know.

    Oh, and I hate all alcohol based holidays, myself, being a teetotaler.

  4. Oh, those are also Elizabeth Cherry's cousins too (since she's my cousin).