Thursday, 29 November 2012

Young Love...

A recent post by Abby reminded me of something that happened to me when I was a teenager.

I was 18, and in 3 bands.  Bass players were in sort supply.

Members of one of these bands had moved off to Uni in London, and they called me up for a gig in their student bar.  When I got there they gave me a rapid rundown on people I might bump into, most of which went in one ear and out of the other.

Drinks were bought and gear set up.

People started to arrive.

Then a girl started talking to me.  She was half Italian and certainly the most beautiful thing my teenage eyes had ever seen.

She was a guitarist, and we talked music and guitars for a while.  I showed her The Baby, my beautiful custom made bass.  She was suitably impressed.

I was in love - or at least what passes for love with 18 year old boys.

But in the back of my mind was a voice, telling me that I should remember something about this girl - she was one of the people I had been told something about...

But we talked, drank, discussed the pros and cons of split humbucker pickups...

Then another girl joined us.

The Italian beauty looked at me and introduced her.

"She is my girlfriend."

9 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh snap! I didn't see THAT coming!

Abby said...

Ooch! When you said another girl joined you, my thoughts totally went in the gutter! Wrong gutter, but gutter nonetheless.

wigsf3 said...

In 3 bands, you mean in demand. Supply would mean you'd been in no bands.

Now onto Italian chicks. THEY'RE THE DEVIL!!!!

Riot Kitty said...

I think you just penned the first part of every heterosexual man's favorite dream.

terri said...

"Bass players were in short supply"... seems right to me!

3 bands! How did you keep up?

See what happens when you don't pay attention?

Rock Chef said...

Meleah - Neither did I! :-)

Abby - I don't know what you are talking about!

Wigsf - in demand, in short supply - same to me? Hm, and please don't turn into that guy who posts "Boycott American Women" comments :-)

Riot Kitty - I guess so...

Terri - Eh? Did you say something? :-)

ShadowRun300 said...

Dang the luck! That happened to me with my celebrity crush. I thought he was so sweet and so cute, and then he mentioned his boyfriend. Lucky for me, there are many other celebrities who are cute and sweet so I was able to move on pretty quickly. :)

wigsf3 said...

I live in a place with the highest concentration of Italian women outside of the boot. My mother is Italian. My girlfriend is Italian. My sister is Italian. Devils. All of them.

agg79 said...

Bass players in short supply? I guess everyone wants to play lead. Or the drums (that's my bag).

Interesting little tale with a twist.