FB: You want to talk about waltz parties and society parties? Or do you not want to go back that far? BW: Well, those kind of parties almost don't exist now. We used to start sometimes in the late parties we'd start at ten o'clock at night and go till three, four, five in the morning. Sometimes playing continuous music, never stopping. And in order to do that, the orchestras always had a piano player who played accordion or an accordion player. So if the piano player had to go to the bathroom or to have something to eat. FB: God forbid. BW: Well, everybody got some time off. You'd probably get five minutes in a hour. And that was, there was a lot of music, but there was a lot of dancing. I mean that was just really society parties were, people would just go into all hours. At country clubs you know. FB: That's kind of great you know, you don't see it that much nowadays. BW: No, no. FB: Or unless it's a mosh pit or something. BW: Yeah, yeah I don't know. I mean obviously it was a chance for more musicians to be working. FB: And you said that you bring your accordion and sometimes do a little tea party or cocktail party in the afternoon before things started. BW: Yeah, sometimes you'd do that. You'd do a four to seven and then you'd go to a house and play a dinner from seven thirty to eight thirty or nine. You play a dinner. And then you'd go to the country club and you'd play starting at ten. FB: The main event. BW: Yeah, the main event, that's right. These were warm ups. FB: And then what about a breakfast, breakfast gigs afterword or... BW: I never played that kind of one, but I did play a job for a friend Fonstalk, who was one of the trustees of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at one time, one of the richest women in the United States. And she asked me to play for the Boston Symphony. She rented a bus and it was a little afternoon thing where you'd ride up to New Hampshire to look at the foliage. And she sold it, people would pay for this, the money went to the Boston Symphony. And she would rent the bus and Harry Ellis Dickson would be the moderator on the bus. And she said, Bob, could you play the piano on the bus? And I said, well, I can't play the piano, but I said if you can get a keyboard installed in the bus, I'll play on the bus for that. And she said, oh I'd love that if you could do that. So what we did was you got small keyboard, she had it installed, she had a seat taken out, installed in the bus with me facing the people. And I would play all the tunes that they liked, Cole Porter and Gerome Kearn and things like that. And the people would be eating beluga caviar. FB: Oh baby. BW: And lobster and everything else and she had her personal chef on this bus. I'm telling you. FB: And you'd be playing Over the Waves. BW: Yeah, I'd be playing tunes. And when I was a kid, this was of course probably ten, fifteen, ten years ago. But when I was a kid, 17 or 18, I was playing accordion over at her house, pre-Conchord country club or some kind of country club there and she lived out in Conchord and I'd be playing the piano or accordion or something like that at her dinners. FB: Wow.