Beartown

The bass player Character Analysis

Benji meets the bass player at The Barn, the bar in Hed where his sister Katia works. The bass player joined a band in Hed temporarily, having just gotten out of a bad relationship. He and Benji gradually begin a romantic relationship that breaks off when the bass player moves at the end of the book. Benji teaches him to skate.
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The bass player Character Timeline in Beartown

The timeline below shows where the character The bass player appears in Beartown. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 21
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...will take care of the moped for him. As Benji drinks a beer, he notices the bass player in the band that’s playing onstage. (full context)
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The bass player comes to the bar, and he and Benji talk a little. He tells Benji he’s... (full context)
Chapter 35
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Benji goes to Hed to see the bass player . After they’ve drunk beer together for a while, Benji tells the bass player he... (full context)
Chapter 40
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Benji goes to the bass player ’s rehearsal space in Hed. They spend hours singing drinking songs and laughing. They talk... (full context)
Chapter 46
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Benji is about to go to Hed to meet up with the bass player , whom he’s recently kissed for the first time. Then he gets a text from... (full context)
Chapter 47
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...points him toward the pond in the woods. When David approaches, he sees Benji and the bass player kissing and begins to shake. Driving home, he remembers how many anti-gay jokes his dad... (full context)