bums on seats

(redirected from fannies in the seats)

bums on seats

slang An audience in attendance. Ticket sales are down because this team doesn't play well enough to put bums on seats.
See also: bum, on, seat

bums on seats

BRITISH, INFORMAL or

butts on seats

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If a performer or performance puts bums on seats, they attract large audiences. He's always been like that and will never change. That's why he gets bums on seats — he's a showman. They will pay the person who gets butts in seats and Julia Roberts does. Note: In British English, `bum' is an informal word for `bottom'. `Butt' is an informal American word for `bottom'.
See also: bum, on, seat
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If you had (music industry) recognition but weren't selling records and putting fannies in the seats at concerts, it wouldn't mean anything.