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Old 11-25-2020, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Groped by women when performing?

Bagpiper ‘regularly upskirted and groped’ by women at gigs
https://news.stv.tv/entertainment/ba...en-at-gigs?top

So, fortunately, I've never been groped nor had photos taken up my kilt—I'm not performing nearly as much as many do—but I have been asked by women not infrequently what I'm wearing under my kilt. (Once, when asked by a female acquaintance at an event, I responded, "Are we trading information?" She looked sheepish and said, "No...")

What is your experience? Groped? Photographed indecently?

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Old 11-25-2020, 07:28 PM   #2
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All of the above.....
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:01 PM   #3
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Never groped, (yet,) but asked about it all the time
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:29 PM   #4
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Bagpiper ‘regularly upskirted and groped’ by women at gigs
https://news.stv.tv/entertainment/ba...en-at-gigs?top
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What is your experience? Groped? Photographed indecently?
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Yep, groped once, on a St. Pat's night bar hop
late 1980's. (The 'toasted' gal on the barstool
appeared to be re-living the 70's... and also the
night before.)

Photo's? Not that I know of...
........(I'll buy the negatives.)
(Who remembers negatives?)
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:39 PM   #5
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Both! Several times!

When caught, I've simply told the offending female that she could be arrested, just as I could if the tables were turned. They usually just laugh it off, and toss down another drink!

Just wait....
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:07 PM   #6
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Yes to both, upkilt pics and groped by both sexes.(please don't yell at me gender-defenders, binary gender is my default setting).

Yes, it's awkward, fortunately I have the male privilege of not feeling like I might be in danger in from things getting out of hand. Female pipers might not be so lucky. I am also secure enough in my sexuality to not take offense by same sex encounters.

I try to keep it in perspective of the event, which is usually fuelled by copius amounts of alcohol, and inhibitions are low.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:58 PM   #7
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No, but at a St. Patrick's Day celebration in the mid 80's, when several of us band pipers were hired out to escort some businessmen through a pub crawl, a drunk woman reached for the hem of my kilt. As she was wearing a dress, I reached down towards the hem of her skirt.

She laughed and pulled away.

I figured nothing would happen either way.

In today's more socially conscious climate I would just push her hand away and leave it at that. But I don't pipe in public anymore, so that sort of thing is a non-issue.
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Old 11-26-2020, 02:18 AM   #8
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Yes, happens a lot.
I've also seen the Chili Pipers play a few times, things can get a bit rowdy.
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:17 AM   #9
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It's also been reported in today's Times.


I've not had photography, to my knowledge, but I've experienced groping and prosecco-fuelled questioning. While it doesn't bother me personally - as Oly says, my safety as a bloke is not something I'm usually concerned about - I try to do my best to discourage that kind of behaviour discreetly. I think Andrew's line - "are we trading information?" is a good one.
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:33 AM   #10
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Greetings to All, and Especially... to th' Fellows.... :)

Well... Hmm... :) This is a much lighter topic... at least...
than several of the other... and much more musically dire
subjects... that sometimes arise here... and in those other
categories... on the Forum.

May I... and entirely...on my own... categorize... what to
me... seems the gist... of this topic??... and some of the
responses?? (And to which I shall add... my own... :)

(In sum... for the topic... and some responses... :)
"Oh Dear!!... Oh Dear!!... What to do?!... What to do?!"

Well... and having been in... The Piping Game... for now
some long time (Remember the 60s?? Great Fun!! :) ... I
have had all of the aforementioned occurrences... and many
much more than once!!... visited upon me... along with some
others... not mentioned here... but all of them... at very... close
range!!... :) (And... how not?! :)

What... then... is a fellow's proper office... and both personal...
and public... being the public performers... that we are??

Seems to me... the first responsibility... is to then summon
up... as much... Good Grace... as is possible... :)

Nought else(??)... kindly take the Lady's actions... as not being
ill-intentioned... but rather as... a compliment... :)
(Res Ipsa Loquitur) (Seems reasonable. :)

And then molding... one's replies and responses... accordingly. :)

And for that sometimes inevitable... bit o' chat... that either begins...
or surrounds... these sometimes very... verbal/physical interactions...
I have come to a bit of interchange... that seems to work well (as in
de-fuse... :) .


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


"So whadaya wear under your kilt?"
"Oh, you mean pipers, under their kilts?"
"Yeah."
Oh! That's easy!!... Shoes 'n socks!!... them whats got shoes!!" :)


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And as for... the rest of it(??)... hands... here and there??... Good
Grace... Gentlemen!!... Good Grace!! ... And just like... "a sense o'
proper timing "... ever a pipin' fellow's... best friend... and stance... :)

Regards... and Happy... and Un-complicated Piping... to All,

Pip01








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