The Scene: Three electronic drum kits being wheeled out the back of this concert venue - their wiring hanging off and dragging the floor, popping and throwing sparks right and left as they are being loaded onto the equipment transport vehicle.
One Roadie was overheard calling to the crowd, "Step back please, ladies and gentlemen! These wires are "live" and you could get electrocuted! Back off, PLEASE!!!!!:
"What the hell happened????", asked one of the crew.
"All I know is what Security told me", replied the Roadie."They were backstage, ready to be set up and plugged in when the humans' lead solo began. After a minute and a half, electronic kit "A" began using its sticks to pull its wires loose from the soundboard. When that was done, it jammed one of those sticks into its electric sockets, and all hell broke loose when the other two electronic kits followed their leader."
"Second time this has happened, right?, asked the crew member.
"Third", came the reply. "Happens every time Bruford & Co.play Schizoid Man". He shakes his head: "They never knew what hit 'em. One minute they're backstage all full of piss and vinegar, then the humans start playing and next thing you know this happens."
"Their management signed the waiver, right?"
"Every time. They just never learn. That's about half a million in US Dollars you see being hauled off there, mate. They'll recoup about half by recycling and selling the parts for the newest Tesla............. Fancy a pint?"
"Always", said his friend. "Hey! Watch that wi -------"
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Fender GDO300 Orchestral - a gift from Amy & Jim
Rogue Beatle Bass
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