Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Are you not entertained??

All the world's a stage.

Us musicians need to take this statement seriously.

We're entertainers. And if we're on stage, we need to BE entertaining!
Folks want to laugh, be amazed, dazzled, and inspired. The vast majority of the population is too scared to step up into the limelight, and rock.

Like any other skill, the knack for entertainment can, and should, be practiced.
And daily life is the perfect place to do so. Actually, for guys like me, I can't help it.

A story for ya.

The local minor league baseball stadium is very creative in their audience participation. They always have something cool going on, be it the successful attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the most people sitting on whoopee cushions, to the "Tribute to Toilet Paper" night they have a few weeks ago.

Being the holiday weekend, and the fact that great seats can be had for cheap, my family and I decided to go out to the game.

And I hatched a plot to get on the Jumbotron.

Eternally grateful to the inventor of that salvation on a roll, I wanted to show my appreciation of Toilet Paper, AND up my game of dressing up totally weird.
Bowie, MD: A small child cowered behind his father as a strange apparition emerged from near the hot dog stand at Prince George's Stadium. Looking on in terror, he realized that this must be the ghoul that clogs the toilets in dark and scary bathrooms, and steals the plungers. THIS must be the monster that uses all the soap, and leaves none for folks who need it! Breathing a sigh of relief that the mummy took no notice of him, he watched while the strange creature waddled past, unraveling slightly, and hollering in a muffled fashion...

Go Baysox! Flush 'em away!

I ended up on the Jumbotron. Twice.


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