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paddymac Restraining on stage (69* d) RE: Restraining on stage 22 Jun 06

We did a Bloom's Day show, which had a number of new faces in the crowd. We do an original we call "The Banner Green" which has always been very well received by our audiences. The melody is better known as "Bonny Blue Flag," and there are four or five Civil War era parodies on it promoting the views of different groupings in that "period of unpleasantness." We open the song with a rousing instrumental verse, which seems to get tghe blood moving for most folks. I happend to look up and saw a solo dancer, a black guy, right down front and waving as if to say "Hey! Do you see me?" I had never seen him before, but he paid to get in like everyone else. It occurred to me that he might have been trying to say "Don't play that song for me." We went ahead, and his demeanor changed completly as he listened to our lyrics. He stayed for the entire show, and came up to me afterwards and made a point of saying what a good time he had. I guess maybe one or both of us fell victim to PC, or maybe unfair and unfounded suppositions or expectations, but it worked itself out fine for everybody.

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