Sunday, 24 September 2017

Drug users

I know I have blogged about this before but, with new substances turning up all the time, I thought it was about time for an update.

So, what are the telltale signs?

Alcohol - well we all know what a drunk looks like. Looking down from the stage I can often actually see when someone tips over the edge from party loving drinker to obnoxious drunk. It can happen in seconds and of course some then become violent.
Ecstasy - actually this seems to be a less common problem these days but an E user is easy to spot and avoid. They are invariably way too touchy feely for comfort. However, they are seldom too disruptive
Cocaine - this is easy to spot. Coke heads always have to be centre of attention, talk absolute bollocks and think they are the funniest people on the planet. Very difficult to deal with and best ejected by the Management.
Hippy Crack - this is a new menace. Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is the latest recreational drug of choice and induces hysterical laughter for no apparent reason. I recently came across a couple of audience members who had been sniffing before the show and while their uncontrolled laughter was at first funny it quickly became tiresome and then disruptive. Again, nothing you can do but get Management to expel them.