Bizarre situations at sessions
I’m guessiong topics like this one have probably been discussed before. But something very bizarre happened to me yesterday and I’m curious to hear about more anecdotes. This is mine.
A random woman came to the session area asking for "The Black Flute". We all looked at each other and said, "Sorry, we don’t know the tune".
She then said to me: "no no, I want you to play your Irish flute before I leave".
Someone started a set and I didn’t know the first 2 tunes, so I didn’t join in. In the middle of the 2nd tune, she approached the session area again and said to me "Come on! Play!". I said, "I’m sorry, I don’t know this tune, I can’t play it". She started to get annoyed.
I could then join in on the 3rd tune. After we finished she came to the session area once again and the conversation went like this:
- Woman: Thank you.
- Me: My pleasure. I’m sorry I couldn’t play before. I didn’t know the tunes.
- W: It wasn’t a tune! The black flute is not a tune! It’s an instrument!
- M: (Confused) Yeah yeah, I meant…
- W: (Interrupting me) The Irish flute is an instrument played in Ireland.
At that point I got annoyed, and a bit loud, and said: "Yes, I know. I know what a flute is. I’ve got 2 right over here and play them every day. I really don’t need to you explain it."
She then turn around, said something to the fiddler sitting right next to me and left leaving everybody incredibly confused.
After the woman walked out, the fiddler told me she said to her: "What a sensitive man!"
Definitely the most bizarre situation I’ve ever encountered in a session so far.