One of my favorite things about seeing live shows (well, after the music) are the crazy comments that you hear along the way. Here are a few choice selections from fall/winter 2016.
The glass breaking was perfect timing. Too bad it was in the wrong fucking key. David Ramirez, when someone dropped a glass on the floor at the end of a song
Can we listen to One Direction now? Michael McDermott’s young daughter after he played her the song that he wrote for her.
I’d like to congratulate the people who just got engaged. You know that song was called “Love and Misery?” Dennis Brennan acknowledging the two people who got engaged during his set
Most of the time when we tour, we play dive bars and they don’t feed you. And when they do, you don’t want to eat it. Nick Loss-Eaton of Leland Sundries on the touring life
That’s how you make a request. Jamie Kent, when a song request was accompanied by a round of tequila shots for the band
I handed my record to the record company. And they gave it back to me. Bruce Springsteen talking about the reaction to his 1st album
I can’t give it to you. That’s not how it works. Eli Paperboy Reed when someone asked for free merch
I love you. Comment shouted at Foy Vance during his show
I loved you way much more before you started talking. Vance’s response
That was my favorite one. audience member to Eric Bachmann during his show
Between you and me you are my favorite audience member. Bachmann’s response
So I’ve become a Uber driver. Because my music career is on fire. Amy Fairchild
That’s why I don’t do comedy, folks. Chris Vos, lead singer of The Record Company, after cracking a bad joke.
The banter is a bit dry tonight. In fact, it appears to have cleared the room. Marcus Blacke
It feels a little like a homecoming. Nearly everybody’s Irish and nearly everybody’s drunk. Foy Vance on playing Boston
I’m also a non-profit. Mike June, while performing at not for profit Club Passim
My wife is here tonight. She always hears the new songs and asks me if I’m ok. Ward Hayden of Girls Guns and Glory
Someone was telling us last night about a band who was heavy and all their songs were about food. That was funny because we’re always drunk and all our songs are about alcohol. Ry Cavanaugh from Session Americana
I thought you said you suck. Oh, you said you rock. Much better. Abby from Potty Mouth
Alright, everybody gets 30 cents back. Parker Millsap after he forgot some lyrics during a show
Any time you see a musician on the street, give them a dollar. It takes a lot of guts to do that. Jon Dee Graham
Wish you fucking people would stop asking me about that one. It wasn’t that good of a fucking band. Eric Bachmann referring to his old band Archers of Loaf
All cds will be 10 dollars. We’ve got some Celine Dion, some Bow Wow Wow… Jon Langford promoting merch at a Waco Brothers show
You really gotta know what bad feels like to appreciate the good. Ward Hayden
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