Josh Hamilton's Addiction wrote:
As a guy who has played rock and blues music in bars all over this country, I would say that very few of them are good pickup places for anything lasting (not sure if you want that). I've seen the same women (tramps I'll call them) get picked up by different guys on different nights. As a general statement, bars are sad, sad places.
College bars that have college kids in them primarily (if you're that age) are an exception...bars where the average age is 24+ though...better have your skank radar going full steam.
Usually the only thing you might pick up that's lasting is a good ol' venereal disease.
Flagpole, you aren't usually this sardonic. Did you get burned once? Please share that story.[/quote]
Ha! No way, brother. I was never into the bar scene. I wouldn't have been interested in finding a woman who was into the bar scene. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've ever gone into a bar (a place that is PRIMARILY a bar...not a place to eat that has a bar) other than because I was being paid to play music or for competing in a HUGE biceps competition.
Also, you gotta remember too that as a musician, I stay until the bar manager makes last call, so I see all the sadness and pitifulness that is left in the place at 2 a.m....so, perhaps my view is skewed.