Okay I think it's time for a post seeing as I haven't done one in a while. I apologise but I have been balls deep in train stations. Though I'm not implying I have a fetish for train conductors it just happens my current project involves me redesigning a train station the definition of excitement. Though seeing as I have had to go there to take photo's it means thanks to my beard and long hair I have been upgraded from strangely young hobo to a train anorak/possible pedo. I don't know why but there's something about a guy with a camera and beard that shouts weirdo. Oh well I have now shaved back my beard and had a hair cut so now I'm some what normal looking well that is ignoring my Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt. Me being fully normal looking is impossible. Any way today's post isn't going to be about one of my gigs for a change. This post is going to be about potentially the most funny and awesome heckler I have ever seen. I'm not going to even bother with a question this week though no fucker ever answer's it so who gives a damn.
Okay on Wednesday I went to a gig with some friends to support another friend who was preforming. I will skip the actual gig bit and jump to the main bit. The pub was rather small and there was only about 10 to 15 people in the audience but while my friend was on there was a very drunk guy who would heckle now and then. These heckles weren't nasty at all and in fairness they were pretty funny. But then my friend got him to sit down the front where they then proceeded to have a conversation about how my friend could be entitled to some benefits. This was greatly amusing to watch as I have never seen a heckler give a comedian some very helpful advice about their finances. It turned out the Heckler was a lecturer from the university on what subject I can't remember but it just made it more awesome. At this point he actually bought my friend a pint so not only was this guy hilarious but he had given my friend helpful advice on his cash situation and bought him a pint. It is understandable that we all loved him at this point but it gets better.
My friend came to the end of his set and for a laugh gave the mic to the heckler who's name is Pete by the way. Well at this point Pete drunkenly sat on the pool table and just started talking. The fact he was so drunk was funny but what he was saying was just brilliant too. But not long after that he somehow got the whole pub to sing in unison Yellow Submarine. I'm used to singing in pubs your talking to a person who has sung gay bar on karaoke just for shits and giggles. I'm not going to lie I was very drunk when I did this but it not surprisingly took some dutch courage to be able to sing the phrase "I've got something to put in you" too a load of people I had never met before. All I should say if I said that to someone in any other situation there would have been a large chance of me being put on some sort of list. But I have never seen someone manage to get a whole pub to sing in unison out of no where like that. Also after that he divided us into choir sections and we then sung Bohemian Rhapsody together. After this Pete said good night and everyone started to leave I said well done even though he wasn't even an act and walk outside. I thought the brilliance of this night was over but then one of my other friends turned me and told me something which made it even more awesome. It's turns out my friend actually lived with Pete yet somehow this was the first time they ever met. I'm not going to lie my mind was blown. My night had gone from ok, to a drunken uni lecturer getting a whole but to sing Yellow Submarine to insanity.
My last comment on this is that I shall never forget this night and I hope one day I will get heckled by my own Pete so I can share in the brilliance that is a person like him. Well that is all for today next week I have a gig in Leeds yet again and my first gig back home in Wales so I may post about them if I have the time. As per usual remember to follow, like and comment below. Hoped you liked my tale of the best heckler I have ever seen.
The Human Jester