Getting Personal: Tending bar and tending the patrons
Crystal Adams is the bartender at the Galaxy Club on RAF Mildenhall.
How long have you been at Mildenhall?
How long have you been slinging drinks at the G Club?
What is the hardest part about bartending for all these airmen?
Trying to baby-sit people who don’t know how to behave when they drink. They think they can do whatever they want to do. We had a group of Marines that trashed this place a few years ago. There was glass everywhere.
Nice, nice. What do you like about the job?
I get to meet people from all over the world, network with them so I can travel and go see them. I also get to learn a lot about our country by listening to people talk.
Does the pace at the bar change during football season?
It does tend to pick up, but it’s not as good as it has been. I never know if there’s going to be a lot of people or not.
Are the weekends the busiest for you, or do you have other busy times as well?
Mostly Fridays and Saturdays, and the guys going to and from the desert. That’s any day of the week.
Do you ever have to eighty-six people?
In the old days there were a lot more fights. Today, people are more rational. But it happens.
Now for the most important question: Where are the women? This bar is full of dudes.
It’s just the way it is. It’s like one girl for every seven guys.
Man, you guys are really blasting “Here I Go Again” tonight.
One of the guys said to play Whitesnake.