i made more pit stops during drumz than any other time in a show. but there was one, at the omni in atlanta, late 80's/early 90's where i sat in my seat through the drum portion, and when mickey and billy got up to leave, they frickin' hugged each other. the jam was just that special, and i'm glad my bladder allowed me the moment.
it happened all the time w/my car of idiots
"Oh man that Long Way To Go Home ROCKED!"
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
I have to say that Space was my time to take a wander about. Not always to pee but to check the goings on in the venue and whatever other trouble there was.
I'll have to also admit that Stella Blue, and very slow FOTD I couldn't hang.
But everyone has to go sometime and in my group there wasn't one song I could remember them getting up for.
When the band would Row, I would go. Same with Stella Blaa.
I think its the songs for ships or sailing for me...something about water... opps gotta go.. Seriously...I remember hearing the notes of Ship or Sailor and I found the head...wierd to think about, but true never the less... There were a number of Drumz/Space segments I would gladly give up my floor spot for, but that was usually when everyone else had the same ideas... Eric
So you guys could actually plan when to go, where to go, and how to go?!
I'm either in awe of y'all, or supremely sorry that you were that rigid at a show.
"Now, when they go into the drum solo, we'll hit the head, okay?"
maybe for the men folks life was easier at half time because the sinks were also employed...
drums/space was usually nap time for me, especially when it was hardcore tour daze. I needed those zzzz so I could get behind the wheel of the bus and drive later that night.
I remember hearing a tour buddy tell me; there were a bunch of sorority gals near us at one show; drumz starts out, I set down in my seat - pass right out.
the sorority girls, much aghast, ask my buddy who was still grooving away,
'is he OK??!!'
"sure, sure. he is OK, he's just taking a nap"
I got up just as space was fading, pop right up, start dancing to the next tune. such was life on the road.
my friend would always wait until a somewhat new tune and then proclaim"making a move" whilst exiting to the restroom.....I wanna say childhood's end or easy answers....but I agree with other posters on not wanting to miss a single song....
...that while there were definite non-fans of, say, "Ship of Fools" in our little group, non-fans who would groan at the opening notes, all too often those same non-fans would have to admit that the actual rendition was pretty darn great, when they stuck around.
Maybe some folks really did duck out just to avoid a song they don't like. To each - their own. I still call Black Peter my pee song because it was pretty much a given with my friends... and when a band plays it to this day, there I go, getting in line for the head.