It was a guy whom I had seen before, who had refused to move from the stoop that time, and who had sat there, listening to music through headphones as I played my ass of, 3 feet from him.
He could have sat anywhere else and listened to his own music, but had refused to move, even after I had nicely explained that if affects my business negatively when someone is sitting there, on the grounds that he had been there first.
That first time, maybe about 3 months ago, I hadn't called Lilly. It was a slow night and it was already late.
This time I called.
He had refused to move again and told me that he had been there first.
I told him that that spot was the only one that I could play at, to which he replied that that wasn't his problem.
I told him that I had permission from the lady that owned the property.
"I know her, too." he said.
About 5 minutes after I had notified Lilly about the situation, the window opened behind the shutter behind the guy's head, and the voice of Chantilly (Lilly's older daughter) said: "Um, could you please move, I'm trying to...?" and she hadn't even gotten the word "sleep" out before the guy apologized obsequiously, then moved off to the next stoop, to try to sell his weed, as that's what he had said he was up to.
The Return Of The Couple From Fort Worth
The couple from Fort Worth, Texas defied the odds by actually coming back the next night after telling me that they would do so. "We'll come by tomorrow night, and we'll have more money for you," the guy had said.
They hung out and I played.
The guy said he was looking for some weed, and I directed him to the guy on the other stoop. Maybe that will be some salve for the relationship between myself and rainbow hat guy, I thought.
The guy went and bought weed while his girlfriend stayed close to me and was quite adamantly insisting that I play some music by the band called "Disturbed."
I didn't know any Disturbed music, but began to quiz her about the qualities of their music, in hopes that I could play something by a band that is kindred to them.
She seemed pretty drunk, and I noticed that she looked a lot like Britney Spears, or Jamie Lynn Spears or Jessica Simpson or Ashlee Simpson, I'm not sure which.
She had straight(ened) blond hair and a pretty well "made over" face, anyways.
|Jamie Lynn Spears|
I played for a while while they hung out but I think they only wound up putting a dollar in my jar; after having made a special trip to come hear me again. They might have been so drunk and stoned that they plumb forgot to tip me. I guess they might return again tonight...
|She didn't look much like Iggy Azalea at all, though...|