The only fusion that I can handle with a straight face is the stuff that is at least 30 years old.
Good lord, could you imagine if you brought a date to a show and the band started doing that tabla-speak stuff, like in the clip?
You are not getting laid.
I sort of disagree... I took my girlfriend to the Abstract Logix Festival last November and she was totally into it...could have been the cloud of kind bud in the air though. lol
Note that she is your girlfriend and has thus already passed through "the filter"; therefore, she is already acclimated-- I too have programmed girlfriends to be able to "like" some of the musician music that I dig. However, try taking some random hot chick to a Vital Information gig and have SS bust that out-- probably would have the same effect as showing her your magic card collection.
P.S. You're right, the contact high could help-- maybe they should pipe that stuff into the room during fusion gigs to make them more manageable.