Anyone else not gigging this weekend?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by cjp3044, Feb 8, 2013.


  1. cjp3044

    cjp3044

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    Clovis, CA
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    Part time guitar and amp tech at the Tone Shop
    First time in a long time I have no gigs this weekend. Actually looking forward to it. Going to do some much needed equipment maintenance and going to play in church on Sunday I won't feel like the Living Dead!

    Anyone else look forward to a no-gig weekend once in a while?
  2. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Mar 1, 2007
    Location:
    White Plains
    Our gigs got cancelled because of the blizzard. At first I was a little annoyed, but now I'm happy I don't have to risk my life and play for the bartender.
  3. Shardik

    Shardik

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    May 24, 2011
    Location:
    Halden, Norway
    The last 2 years I have had 51 weeks without gigs each year. ;) I guess that is the difference between a happy amateur and the pros.
  4. mongo2

    mongo2

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    Downdashaw
    Out singer/guitarist called out with the flu this past weekend so we had to cancel. Nemo didn't help much either.
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  6. cjp3044

    cjp3044

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    Clovis, CA
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    Part time guitar and amp tech at the Tone Shop
    It was a good weekend. Got up early and played with my daughter Saturday morning. Went out for a nice dinner with my lady on Saturday night. AND got some much needed gear maintenance accomplished. I restrung, polished and went through the setups on 4 basses and fixed the crossover in my 4x10 cab. Looking at my schedule, though, I don't see another free weekend like this for a few months, which is also a good thing!
  7. bluewine

    bluewine

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    Sep 4, 2008
    Location:
    WI
    February has been a good month for us. Gigs every weekend and 2 next weekend.

    Blue
  8. Lo-E

    Lo-E

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    Dec 19, 2009
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Only one or two gigs per month for me most of the time, but I often have to work my "real" job on weekends. Believe me; I'd much rather have a gig!
  9. plankspanker13

    plankspanker13

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    Jun 19, 2002
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona, USA
    Last Thursday morning, there was only Friday's gig to anticipate.

    I ended up playing 3 nights in a row: Thursday live band karaoke, Friday acoustic, and literally, mid-set, came the text traffic (and instruction from guitard to do a solo piece), and we had a full band booking for Saturday...and we totally killed, despite not having had a full band practice since October (but everyone has sat in on "lite" gigs, to keep up the tightness).

    Good weekend.

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