It was like the movie Night of the Living Dead except with angry punks trying to kick the door down. Nickey disrespected Waits, but Alice did it first. She invited us to come down; we would have never come to see her otherwise. The place got trashed, all right, but the place used to get trashed nearly every other night anyway. Brendan Mullen : The next day the entire Troubadour staff signed a petition threatening to quit if punk wasn't banned. The petition referred to the punks as "vermin" and the bands as "anti-artists.
Weiss : Man, I seen things happen when country and western bands would play there and brawls would break out -- a huge slugfest broke out when Willie Nelson played there, with glasses flyin', table and chairs upended, the whole nine yards. I saw Doug Weston do more damage to that club than any punk rocker did that night. Once Doug came out onstage brandishing a shotgun directly at the audience; another time he was kicking things over.
John at the front bar. Things like that happened all the time, so the punks kicking over tables and chairs wasn't more radical than Doug Weston getting onstage and pointing a gun at the audience.
Later that same night there was the legendary food fight at Canter's between the punks and the Troubadour guys I got into a verbal exchange with Brendan Mullen at the cash register with matzoh balls flying in the background. Tom Waits, right at the front.
Alice Bag : " First, let me say that I enjoyed reading the chapter about this incident in Brendan Mullen's book because the story changed significantly depending on who was telling it. It reminded me of the movie "Rashomon," where you get the same story, told from different perspectives. Of course, my version is the true version ; It all started at Canter's a Fairfax district deli which is open all night and was a hangout for musicians and club-goers.
I was with a group of friends and we were leaving Canter's. I remember standing at the pastry section, just ogling all the pastries we couldn't afford when my friend Lauren said "Let me say something to my friend," who happened to be Tom Waits.
I had no idea who Tom Waits was, at that time. So Lauren came back over and then introduced the group of us to Tom Waits and his entourage. I probably said, "We're playing at the Troubadour, please come see our show" because it was right around that time. I might have smiled or winked or something that was interpreted as flirting, but keep in mind that my boyfriend, Nickey Beat, was with us at the time. Later, Lauren came back to us and said "Tom Waits really liked you.
He thinks you were great and he wanted to know who the dipshit was that was with you. Anyway, I thought it was all forgotten by the night of the Troubadour show, but then someone came backstage to tell us that Tom Waits was in the audience, at a table in front of the stage. Nickey was playing drums for The Bags that night and he was livid.
Just before the Bags went onstage, Nickey got on the mic and called Tom Waits an asshole from the stage. So then Tom Waits was pissed off and he and his entourage sat there at their little table through our entire set while bedlam erupted all around them. He was very cool, just sitting there while the place was being ripped apart.
I remember looking over at one point and seeing a chair fly right over his head but he didn't flinch. The Bags played our usual chaotic set and the audience was in a frenzy. Afterwards, we were backstage thinking "What an amazing show," and when we went to load out our equipment, the bouncers locked the doors and told us we couldn't leave until the whole matter between Nickey and Tom had been settled.
I started to freak out because it was just us and these really burly bouncers, all our punk friends had been locked outside of the club. Somehow, word spread that we were in trouble and the punks were trying to kick in the club doors to get inside, but the bouncers were poking people in the face to keep them out.
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