Mudcat Café message #1150786 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68316   Message #1150786
Posted By: GUEST,eileen
31-Mar-04 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
Subject: RE: DDay for smoking ban in Ireland
I played my first gig last night, since the smoking ban was implemented. There were fewer people there and there were congregations of smokers standing just outside the door of the pub. In looking up and down the street I saw duplicates of this "congregation" in front of all the pubs. What that boils down to in my mind is taking a bunch of drunks and putting them outside every 15 minutes or so...people who would normally never speak to one another..people who have aggressive tendencies due to the amount of alcohol they have consumed. Another concern is unescorted females being forced to join this lot.