Mudcat Café message #1928165 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97737   Message #1928165
Posted By: GUEST,meself
06-Jan-07 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Bear in mind the possiblility that at least some of these Americans, apart from perhaps not being habitual drinkers, do not have much coin to throw around. Contrary to popular belief, not all Americans are rich. I'm not familiar with the scene in Ireland, but I think it possible that those Americans "wearing wind breakers and back packs ans sit[ting] at a table with one drink between six of them" are travelling on the cheap, maybe because that's the only way they can afford to travel. They should, of course, be afforded the kind of respectful treatment generally shown the poor the world over.

And then there are those who are able to afford to travel because they didn't throw away all their money at the boozer ... What is it the song says - "Pity the poor landlord"?