dmajor42 fuckyeahorchestra The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven's Ninth In the piece there's a long passage about 20 minutes during which the double basses have nothing to do Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a quick one After slamming several beers in quick succession as double bassists are prone to do one of them looked at his watch Hey! We need to get back! No need to panic said a fellow bassist thought we might need some extra time so I tied the last few pages of the conductor's score together with string It'll take him a few minutes to get it untangled A few moments later they staggered back to the concert hall and toolk their places in the orchestra About this time a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy and said as much to her companion Well of course said her companion Don't you see? It's the bottom of the Ninth the score is tied and the bassists are loaded I've waited all my life for this pun Badum tss! Meme

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