Stage hogs. I'm sure there's no cure. But still,

Great point. I know it'll happen, but when it's the only thing they want to do, I'm out.
What if they pause long enough to smoke and pass it, then jump back in?

for me, it is just being in an environment where the area fills up with the smoke. I don't want to smell like it, or have it in my body.

I also don't like "communicating" with people in altered states. It is like being around middle schoolers, and I am around them all day at my job. I prefer some lucid, adult interaction in my down time.

if it is outside, it doesn't bother me as much, but most of the circles I have been in that become "stoned fests" tend to end up being chaotic noise, and I don't vibe on that.
 
for me, it is just being in an environment where the area fills up with the smoke. I don't want to smell like it, or have it in my body.

I also don't like "communicating" with people in altered states. It is like being around middle schoolers, and I am around them all day at my job. I prefer some lucid, adult interaction in my down time.

if it is outside, it doesn't bother me as much, but most of the circles I have been in that become "stoned fests" tend to end up being chaotic noise, and I don't vibe on that.
It’s not for everyone.
 
Wow, you take your drum circles seriously!
Well...to an extent. I think by "performance" I mean how they are with interacting with others. Drum performance in those things are various and just fine. But when substances drive the individual to "be the boss" over others, then it's a wrap.
Much like how certain amounts of alcohol make people either calm, submissive or violent. Once the person changes from their normal state, then it's time to either leave or deal with it.

I chose to not deal with it.
 
A different situation.. but it reminded of a birthday gig I played once.. and as I was setting up a few passersby mentioned that there were 3 drummers in the crowd. So halfway through the gig I notice these 3 guys standing at the back and by their hand gestures they were all talking about drumming. I'd heard that the crowd had a lot of Who fans as they asked to play some Who songs... and then the MC comes up in between songs and says 'these 3 drummers are all Who fans and they would love to get up and play some tunes'. Flashing back to Keith Moon's 'audition' for the Who.. where he got up , jumped on their drummers kit and pulverized it into the ground..'.. so I looked at him and said "Sorry but I don't let anyone play my kit - not even my bandmates!.
Like really.. drunk drummers trying to outshine each other - on my kit - not a chance in hell Lol..
 
Three drummers and they didn't bring their own kit between them?!
Unh uh.
 
A different situation.. but it reminded of a birthday gig I played once.. and as I was setting up a few passersby mentioned that there were 3 drummers in the crowd. So halfway through the gig I notice these 3 guys standing at the back and by their hand gestures they were all talking about drumming. I'd heard that the crowd had a lot of Who fans as they asked to play some Who songs... and then the MC comes up in between songs and says 'these 3 drummers are all Who fans and they would love to get up and play some tunes'. Flashing back to Keith Moon's 'audition' for the Who.. where he got up , jumped on their drummers kit and pulverized it into the ground..'.. so I looked at him and said "Sorry but I don't let anyone play my kit - not even my bandmates!.
Like really.. drunk drummers trying to outshine each other - on my kit - not a chance in hell Lol..

that would be like me gopign into a bank and going : "uh, yeah, I want to be an investor, so can I just have a few million to play around with?"
 
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