Branson, MO, USA
Long time singer-songwriter Neil Diamond made, what his agent calls, "A triumphant comeback" to Branson's 2,500 seat Osmond Theatre, but the expected audience never materialized.
"Wow, tough crowd," Diamond quipped to the sound guy and a couple busboys.
Rhen he launched into his evergreen favorite, Sweet Caroline.
"Isn't this the song that they whistle at Harlem Globetrtter games?" busboy Abel 'A Train' Jones inquired.
"Naw, that's Sweet Georgia Brown," fellow busboy Bill 'B Dawg' Renfro said.
"Man, then who is this guy?"
Then they left, leaving only sound technician Tommy 'T Iron' Bracey to hear the rest of the show.
One hour later, as Diamond finished his encore, perennial favorite Play Me, the Brooklyn-born singer growled, "Thank you. Good night."
T Iron didn't hear him.
He was listening to Old-School Eminem on his i-Pod.