Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Obnoxious as well?
I took down yesterday's post because I (uncharacteristically) worried about offending people. Also, I'm fed up with unwittingly starting arguments, especially in this first weekend of the Summer of Love...
Tonight is the last live showing of the video-mapping project. We resolved the highly technical problem of low volume on the soundtrack. Want to know how I did it? I saw a knob on the side of the amp and I turned it in a clockwise direction.
The turn-out was not as large as the first night, but this is what we expected. The alternative would have been that it was larger - from word of mouth publicity - but it would never have been the same. Tonight is another unknown.
This weekend also coincides with a large festival run by some of the pub-goers, and pretty much all of the bar staff are there working on it, so none of them will see the video this time round. I don't really blame them - 5 minutes of fun doesn't quite compare to 48 hours, but the general manager is tearing his hair out about the resulting staffing problems.
There is a rather odd-ball, part-time DJ who does weekly sets here which are also rather odd-ball - Julie Andrews next to Jane Fonda workouts, next to Rap, next to German Oompah music. Unremitting strangeness.
Last night this DJ turned up half an hour after the showing and asked if it was all over. I did say that he has been looking at posters for about a month which clearly state that it starts at 10.00pm and that he had one more chance to see it tonight.
I might have added that it was typical of him to be completely out of touch with normal goings-on, and it was at this point that he snapped, telling me that 'some people had jobs to do' (I didn't know he had a night-shift, because he is not a professional DJ - no other pub would put up with his taste in music!), and he followed up by telling me to just carry on being the 'obnoxious tosser' that I am.
The rest of his family - who also work or go in the pub - have been ignoring me with marked hostility for about 2 years now, so it looks as though I can add him to the list as well.
Sometimes it is difficult to see yourself the way others see you.