attending shows alone
Fri Feb 16 18:15:22 EST 1996
I dj and get free tickets sometimes. Since the price is right, "a girl's
gotta go where a girl's gotta go".
I sit away from the crowd, in the back or right up front. I dress down
and wear my "I am not the one" look. Unless I am scheduled to go
backstage or interview the artist, I leave early.
I bought a cellular phone to whip out when walking alone (fingers poised
on 911 ( SEND). Once in my car, I lock the doors and stop for nothing
that's not red.
So far, so good.
BTW, this is standard operating procedure when I go out at night for
On Fri, 16 Feb 1996, shannon oconnor wrote:
> I'd think for the most part, men and women will answer this question
> I agree with Maria. I go alone when my friends have more important
> things to do (like sleep). And people do worry about me because I'm a
> woman--and a short, blonde one at that--but they worry in their beds
> and their houses while I'm out in the world. Unlike Maria, though, I
> *have* been bothered at blues shows...usually by a psycho weirdo who I
> just know is some close relation to Jeffrey Dahmer. Because of my
> helpless demeanor, however (okay, Cathi, stop laughing and take a
> d-e-e-p breath...), I can usually find someone to walk me to my car if
> that's a worry. Inside a public place, even among (intoxicated) music
> fans, I could raise quite a ruckus if someone tried to mess with me.
> While on vacation in Maine last year I went alone to a club in
> Kennebunkport (okay, I know, not a hotbed of dangerous lowbrow
> activities) to hear a blues act. I sat at the bar (in a crowded room)
> by myself and was minding my own business when a fellow tapped me on
> the shoulder and asked if I would do him a favor. He was a member
> ofthe band, you see, and wondered if I would listen while they did a
> quick sound check and let him know if the levels were okay. What I
> still wonder to this day was ...WHY ME??? Why not the guy on either
> side of me? Did I look like I'd know the difference?? (I *do* know
> the difference obviously, but still, I *do* have this blonde thing
> going...) And no, it wasn't a come on; he wore a wedding ring and
> behaved appropriately.
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