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    Default Dancing on Doumbeks

    I love to watch dancers dance on doumbeks. I was also planning on performing dancing on one when I was told that dancing on drums is disrespectful to drummers. Has anyone else heard this?

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    I've never heard that - but until they make a doumbek that can hold 250 pounds, it ain't happenin' here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    I've never heard that - but until they make a doumbek that can hold 250 pounds, it ain't happenin' here!
    HAHAHAHAHA! Well Tito has done it and he's a pretty big guy!

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    Snort! He can have it, I don't think it would end well for me...

    I *have* danced on goblets though.

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    Never heard that dancing on drums was disrespectful to drummers but I see how a drummer might object to the odd uninvited dancer hopping up on his prized instrument. One could make an argument that it is disrespectful to dancers to tell them they can't dance on their own bought-for-dance drums because such a performance would be disrespectful to drummers who are being disrespectful to dancers who are...



    I'm tired of people looking for reasons to be offended. It offends me.

    Zorba. You danced on little bitty goblets but don't want to climb onto a drum? It's the height thing, right?
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    Probably. I should try it - with a flaming shemadan on my head. I could end it with some kind of "drop", Turkish or otherwise...

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    Zorba flambé with a drop of brandy. Delicious.
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    I know drummers who would find it disrespectful. However most just sigh and let the dancer get on with it. I guess as they put a lot of time and passion into their music, the idea of someone using their musical instrument as just a gimmicky prop would imply a disrespect towards their professional art form.

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    Well everyone is a diva these days is right!

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    I always saw it as some kind of inclusion, like the drum is an integral part of drum solo dancing. I was pretty surprised to find they could be offended. People have sat on pianos for decades and I never heard of anyone being offended by that.

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