Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This Bring Your Own story was told on April 21st, 2016 at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, then later produced by Colleen McLellan. The event was in partnership with NOVAC and Sync UP, and the theme of the evening was “(Not)For the Money” Here, Jeremy Phipps shares one of the strangest gigs he’s ever played.