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“Gosh, I just don’t know how Phyllis puts up with that shit.”
“Come on, Bette.” Max laughed. “She totally wears the pants at home. You can tell she has him whipped.”
Bette chuckled too. “Eww, I don’t even want to think about those two behind closed doors.” She visibly shuttered while trying to maintain her gag reflex.
“I think she’s got a thing for you too, Little P.”
The brunette furrowed her eyebrows and jerked her head back in disgust. “What? That’s ridiculous, Maxey, and repulsive.”
“I’ve seen her checkin’ out your goods a time or two.” Max teased as Bette shook her head to make him stop. “Maybe that’s the real reason why Lenny gives you such a hard time.”
“You’re sick and wrong, Max.”
Bette turned to see James and a pretty Asian girl on his arm walking towards where she and Max were standing near the merchandise table. A good-sized crowd had gathered once the doors were open to the public.
“James!” Bette smiled at her new buddy. “How are you?” she asked, her hand outstretched for him to shake.
“Couldn’t be better.” He shook her hand and looked at his girlfriend. “Bette, I’d like you to meet my girlfriend, Tori Matsui. Tori, Bette Porter.”
The two women shared a smile and a handshake.
“Pleasure to meet you, Tori.” Bette greeted.
Bette introduced Max to the young couple before James started talking business.
“So, I listened to the disc. Great stuff, Bette. My mom totally recognized Kit’s voice and then said that one of the songs was a remake of an older one she did a few years back.”
“Oh, yeah, ‘Never Say Goodbye.’ She wanted to update it with Carmen on the turntables. It’s her baby, she wrote and arranged it a long time ago.”
“Nice. Well, it sounds awesome. I’d love to throw my hat in the ring as agent. I know you said you have a lawyer and all. But I brought a contract if you want to take it. It’s in my car.”
It was still a few minutes before the Stouts took the stage so the four concert goers chatted a bit more between cheap beers. Half the venue was already full, as Ozomatli always guaranteed a big turnout.