As I sit here watching a movie with my crew from work, I contemplate the few times I attended events as the entertainment and either didn’t live up to expectations or didn’t appeal to my spectators at all. Just like in all other aspects of life, you can try as hard as you want 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 has been a couple of 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 off a friend who was a fellow industry man saying he couldn’t make it to this event and asked me if I could fill in and take his place. So naturally, being the top bloke that I am, I said yes, packed my gear 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 30 women for 4 hours. -4 hours as a waiter is a long time.
There were some interesting personalities on this boat to say the least. Among them were some crew members. 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 his age and had obviously been in this situation before, this situation being; been on that 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 little.