This doesn't mention the band, but I can almost hear them rolling on the floor laughing if they heard or read a story like this.
April 7, 2010
Every time I tell this one, it always sends people roaring. This occurred in late 1991 or very early 1992 but more likely the former. My late husband Ray, who wasn't yet then, was visiting with Alan, my ex, because Alan had just started working at the newspaper. (That whole period is another story!) Back then, they both drank a bit, and that's what they were doing the night before this episode.
I was in college, and I believe the rules apply at most colleges. You can usually bring soft drinks and snacks into class. I grabbed a can of Pepsi out of the refrigerator (although I'm a convert to Coke now thanks to Ray) and hurried off. When I got to the class, I opened the soda ... Oh, no! Immediately, the smell of beer assailed me! Alcohol, of course, is prohibited on campus. There was only one exception to this rule at the time: The Pub. I haven't even checked to see if that place still exists. What makes this so funny, once again, is that I'm visually impaired, as I mentioned in previous entries. So what could I do? Dying of embarrassment because I was certain everyone in the room could smell it, I set the can on the floor as inconspicuously as possible and proceeded to take notes and pretend nothing was wrong. I could have killed both Ray and Alan for putting things in the wrong place at that moment!
Surprisingly, no one ever said a word or even asked me anything. As soon as class dismissed, I grabbed the can and found the first trash can I could outside and disposed of the contraband. This wouldn't have been the first or last thing that embarrassed the heck out of me and almost got me in trouble, and some others I won't even repeat here because they were so bad. Of course, Ray did his share of crazy things, such as the time he looked all over for his glasses and discovered they were balancing on the brim of his hat the whole time! But this beer incident was one of the first funny occurrences that happened involving Ray, and we laughed about it forever.
Genesis 21:6 (King James Version)
6And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
Slightly out of context, but it works for me.