Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Blind Items Revealed #13

January 31, 2017

Last week I saw that tickets were still on sale for a show from this 80’s Welsh band. They liked to consider themselves punk. I guess they were. Definitely 120 Minutes was their sweet spot but that was not really punk. Anyway, for the last 25 years or so they found a new way to pick up women. They were tired of playing shows and then only seeing the same groupies night after night getting back stage. They didn’t trust their roadies to find attractive women, so they figured out a novel plan. Before they played a show they would have a meet and greet with everyone who was there at a certain time. Someone would keep track of all the woman found attractive and those women would be invited on stage at some point during the show and then shuttled off to backstage after a quick grind. The road manager would then ask if the women were interested in partying with the band backstage and in the bus and their hotel rooms. If the woman said yes, they got a backstage pass. If she said no, she was escorted back out front. The band still does it the same way now. They make it seem more high and mighty than a meet and greet, but it is the same long con they have been running for decades. It looks like they had one top 40 record in the US and shockingly enough they look to have had more success in the US rather than in their home country. They were part of the foundation of my history in music but they still are a bunch of pretentious f**ks to be doing the same thing on tour this year as they did back in the day. Come to think of it, they were pretentious back in the day too.

The Alarm

11 comments:

SnarkIsFun said...

Who?

omaxem said...

No, Alarm.

Michel said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLK3k_0GHrg Oh, the 80's.

Mike Adamson said...

That never gets old

sandybrook said...

You told these 50 year old groupies they Could Walk Forever by Your Side but you Sold Them Down the River in a Blaze of Glory because you wanted to be One Step Closer to Home with some younger bitches.

shakey said...

So I dodged a bullet, then.

AvaCherryVanilla said...

And yet there are groupies, some of them quite young willing to go through with this. Come on down, ladies...ha!

Purposeful Flop said...

The Alarm were way more successful in the U.K. -- where they had a Top 10 album and a couple Top 20 hits -- than they were in the U.S. And they had broken up for several years in the past 25 before VH-1 got them back together. And other than Mike Peters, they haven't had a stable lineup in the period in which they've actually been reformed during the past 25 years. But other than that, spot on, it's totally them.

Anonymous said...

I keep confusing "The Alarm" (sold me down the river) with a band called "The Call" (let the day begin). I get mixed up on the band names.

andi said...

Never heard of them, at least they aren't drugging and raping.

longtimereader said...

I think i called this one...

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