As I sit here watching a movie with my work crew from Fire Station, I reminisce and contemplate a few experiences where I’ve attended events as the Entertainment and either things didn’t go exactly to plan or just didn’t appeal to my spectators at all.
Just like in all other aspects of life, you can try with all of your hearts content but you’re NEVER going to make everyone happy. I can confidently say that I give 100% effort in everything I do, it’s how I was raised but there have been a few particular Parties over the years that were never going to be happy with my efforts, for one reason or another.
It was a famously sunny day on the Western Coast of Australia, at the docks of Fremantle. I was about to walk on to a boat after getting a last minute call out off a fellow industry-man and also a friend, saying he couldn’t make it to an event and asked me if I could take his place as the groups Topless Waiter.
So naturally, being the top bloke that I am, I said yes, packed stripper bag and drove the 45 minutes to the docks for a price not nearly what I usually charge. I was to be “stuck” on this boat with a Hen’s Party of 30 women for 4 hours. -4 hours as a Topless Waiter is a long time.
There were some interesting personalities on this boat to say the least. Among them were some crew members of the Party Boat. One particular crew member thought he would become part of the Entertainment and join in on the Shirts Off Party.
This guy was mid-forties, had a good rig for someone of that age and had obviously been in this situation before, this situation being; been on a Boat with other Hen’s Parties with his kit off loving the attention. I didn’t mind at all, it seemed to take some pressure off me.