Then a pal of mine from the Mountaineering Club stopped by to say hi, so we took a 5-10 minute musical break to have a natter with him, which is fairly normal session behaviour anyway, right? Well, the damned assistant bar manager put on the bloody PA because there hadn't been any music for like five minutes.
Once we had some bar staff who simply refused to turn the PA of at all during the session, so we had to play with music in the background. That wasn't a very long session. And once in the same place we showed up to start playing at 7 pm as we always do, and when we had been playing for maybe 15 minutes, we were asked by the staff if we could stop playing and wait until somethin lie 9 or 9:30. That really wasn't a good idea. Start the session again after two hours of nothing to do but shoot the breeze, indulge in no modest amounts of the incredibly cheap beer they had, getting sillier and sillier as we went along. Let's just say that it ended up with a punter coming up to ask us to play Molly Malone. Which we did. Only that we sang the chorus in multiple part harmonies (something like 8 or 9 part harmonies) in a way that was quite closely related to yoddeling. Good times had by all, good tunes had by none.