Thrown together shows. Love 'em or hate 'em?
I went back and forth as to whether this belongs in Band Management, Humor and Gig Stories, or here. So if it doesn't belong here, please move. Thanks!
So, oddly enough, I LOVE to play last minute, thrown together shows. Somebody calls me and says, "Hey man, I just heard that the Scuzzy Sisters canceled their show at the Mud Bucket Friday night. Whataya say we get some guys together and go play? I can bring my drummer, and you find somebody for guitar and maybe keys."
It sounds crazy, but those are some of my absolute FAVORITE gigs. They are a BLAST. You get to hand-pick your favorite players (if they are available). No rehearsals. Just show up and play. Set lists? We don't need no stinking set lists! And we take requests too! We may not know the song, but we'll play it anyway (or at least part of it). I have one of those shows Saturday night. All good friends that I have played with in the past in one project or another. But never this lineup on stage before. Gonna be fun!
What about you? Do you like flying by the seat of your pants?
If you're gonna be stupid, you gotta be tough. - My Grandmother
Last edited by two fingers : 02-07-2013 at 09:00 PM.