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Also, let the kid play. The law isn`t about having the kid play in *bars* (if it were, everyone under 21 ought to be banned) or even having the kid drink -- which, as the father pointed out, is actually legal in the state of Wisconsin as long as the minor stays around the parent until the final effects of alcohol. Its about child labor, which, I believe, in this case is being superfluously enforced; child labor laws are meant to discourage just that: child labor. Feel free to disagree, but the kid is doing something he loves, and in the process saving money for his college, I see this only as a positive thing, and don`t see a whole lot of labor involved -- the law is, to put it quite bluntly, stupid.
I`d like to see the kid just cross the border down to Illinois.
Get out your magic marker cooldevil...
I have a 10 year-old son. I let him drive my car on quiet back roads Sunday afternoons. He`s good at it. Does that mean he should be issued a driver`s licence?
My dog is good at knocking over garbage cans and tearing apart the contents. Should my neighbour therefore have to permit it?
My sister`s ex husband is pretty good at smacking her and her kids around. I guess we should all just smile and encourage him as he does it.
Here`s a newsflash for you... society has rules. People should follow them. Children especially should be shown that following the rules is necessary and expected. That`s what makes kids grow up to be responsible adults with good jobs instead of idiots who spend their days exercising in "the yard" and raping their fellow convicts in the laundry room.
Please cooldevil don`t ever procreate.
As for his dad`s argument, sorry pal... your son is allowed to express himself, anywhere alcohol is not served and as long as he doesn`t play for profit. There are child labor laws for a reason.
Nowadays kids are too "impressionable".But if a bar that`s open for any age before a certain hour, a lot are like that where I am, then he should be able to play, because it doesn`t have the 21 year old+ atmosphere.
Just my opinion, and I don`t think that kids are impressionable as some make them out to be, rather they are impressionable on how their parents teach them, i.e. letting him go to the bars during `adult` times.
But those are just my opinions.
To these people did you not watch the whole video? The dad said when this problem was brought to their attention he canceled all of his sons bookings at the place just because he doesn`t want to install that value into his kid.
To the people who say he shouldn`t be in a bar.
Also if you watch the video his kid could legally be in a bar and DRINK ALCOHOL at that age as long as his dad is with him and gives him the alcohol(with the way the laws are written apparently) but yet the kid cant play his guitar? that`s kinda stupid.
To the people who said he shouldn`t be out at all hour`s. Who says he is out till midnight? Ive went to concerts and saw opening bands that were off at 7-8pm. Ive even seen headliner bands due to the fact that they had to go some place was done at 7-8 pm. so he could schedule shows to where he is home in plenty of time.
I can`t side with the law on this one. How many people do you know actually "work" a guitar. He`s getting paid to "Play" and that`s what children do naturally.
I hate laws.
obey the law kid. it may be crappy, but your time will come.
His parents are obviously holding cue cards behind the camera.
I have a talent for drinking whiskey, but it`s illegal for me to display my talent in Chuck-E-Cheese.
Oh, and my talent does come from the heart, you can tell.
As for the law, it is what it is. Legally, he cannot play in a bar because it`s illegal for a kid his age to play in a bar. He should stick to the outdoor gigs etc. and keep on working at it.
oh and hell yea i love seeing wisconsin references! woot for no drinking age if your with your parents!
There are two ways to develop skill on an instrument. One way is to have a natural talent with and love for playing, and developing it yourself through practice. The other is to have your parents jam it down your throat when you`re 5 to the point where you give up and let yourself become brainwashed about the fact that this is what you want to do.
In addition, I can tell by the tone of the music that he`s playing from his memory, not his soul.
I don`t understand how his guitar talent makes him better than the law.
And he shouldn`t be allowed to break rules just because he can play the guitar. If every other 8 year old is not allowed into night clubs, I don`t see any reason to make an exception for some "child prodigy."
I think Tallan is a cooler name than T-man. The the T-noun thing has already been done by T-bone anyways.
BoomStick got it right. I`m all for the kid playing and living his dream, but until he`s 16, there`s no reason he needs to be in nightclubs. He can play elsewhere.
Think about this for a second. 8-year-old kids need lots of sleep, and they shouldn`t be spending those precious formative hours in a nightclub till midnight every Wednesday night.
Yeah, anyone who does that will be just as good if not better than he is, so I don`t see why everyone gets all in a craze because he is 8 years old...
Classic example of a catch-22 situation - or at least someone trying to make it so. If you go on record approving of an eight-year-old`s presence in a bar you`re endangering a minor. If you keep him out, you`re stiffling his creativity, and probably stealing his candy while you`re at it.
Here`s a newsflash for you. 8 year old kids shouldn`t be in nightclubs. They should be at home sleeping. They also can`t drive cars, perform brain surgery, cut my hair, date grandmothers or pilot aircraft.
Anybody who thinks otherwise should be prevented from any ever becoming a parent. And they should have to write the word dumbass on their forehead in marker before they leave the house each day.
But it`s all a moot point because I`m turning 22 in a week.
Blues is the basis for most modern styles of music, country, rock, heavy metal, reggae, bluegrass...it`s all got blues in it.
those laws preventing him from playing are just plain stupid.