Hi there, play in a pub/working men’s club band doing 60s-90s stuff. We dress up a bit and put on a show. I’m not miserable but I don’t beam like an idiot the whole gig either. How do I deal with geriatric assholes demanding I smile? This could be as I’m struggling to get past them with a bass bin at the end of the night or it could be during a tricky solo or whatever. I’m getting pissed off with it, I’m no more happy or sad than anyone else, I stick out as I’m 6’7 I guess... that’s another thing that people think it’s ok to have a dig about too... (your tall aren’t you? Weather ok up there Etc)
So what’s the best response? I’m not going to smile because some git after having 5 pints of bitter demands it, nor am I going to shrink a foot because somebody has short man syndrome.
Merry Xmas btw! On a side note, might get a wireless system in the sales, any recommendations?