Should we be more considerate to kill joys?
I play and sing in a folk club, a bit of everything including some Irish stuff.Once a year (this friday actually) ,the folk club go away together for a weekend of music and drink. We’re going to Scarbourgh and staying Friday/Saturday night in this pub and we’ll be playing in the bar downstairs.
Last year we hired a youth hostel for the weekend, brought in our own booze etc . . anyway on the Friday night we were all sat round playing and generally having a good time.
We started playing about 9 o‘clock, it got to 11 o’clock and this couple decided to go to bed . . fair enough, goodnight. Most of us ,more than 50% . . can’t remember exactly carried on till about 2 ’clock ?
To be honest one musician in particular was pi***ed as a fart, and began singing quite loudly when it was his turn.
The next night before we started to play again the organiser made an announcment that (and I think it was this couple who had gone to bed early), because someone had complained they couldn’t go to sleep, all music would finish at 12 midnight that night.
This couples room must have been directly above where we were playing.
This is my point . . I know we should all be considerate to others, but for gods sake this weekend is about enjoyment and LETS PARTY, a chance to let you hair down. For someone to say Iv’e got to be in bed by 12, well . . .
I only start to get warmed up after a couple of hours . . I could play all night sometimes when I get the buzz.
It ought to have been made clear from the start, that is, if you come on this weekend you should be prepared for a bit of noise and late nights . . if you don’t like it don’t bother coming, If you want a quiet relaxing weekend head off to the hills, its peacfull there.
And there’s always earplugs, I’m taking some cos I know my room mate snores like an elephant.
Is it me . . am I being unreasonable and inconsiderate?