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First GIG!!! Total success!!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by kjpollo, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. kjpollo

    kjpollo Supporting Member

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    And this is NOT a joke!
    I just got home from my personal 1st gig EVER and it was also the first gig for our new modern country band.
    Our female singer is friends with the owner of a bar and they were having a mechanical bull in tonight so our singer asked him if we could play a couple of sets and he agreed. We've only been together since November and we only have about 20-22 songs right now. Friday night at rehearsal we threw together Sweet Home Alabama and Tush just so we'd have a few extras.

    The show could NOT have been better received! 1st set was about 12 songs, took a break, went back and played the remainder plus Sweet Home.
    After we finished the 2nd set- we were asked to do an encore!!:hyper:

    So we ran through about 5 or 6 songs a second time and called it a night.
    After we finished breaking down the stage gear we went to the bar for a quick one- bartender says " You guys shoulda done more songs" we tell her- thats all we know, we've only been at it for about 2 months.
    She almost falls over and tells us we were better than almost every band they've had play there!!:hyper:
    Long story short- the bar owner has now committed to at least 3 paying gigs later this year!!
    What a RUSH!!!
  2. Russell L

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    Hot dang. Congrats, pal!! Hope ya have a buzillion more.
  3. VinKreepo

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    No pics/vids, no amazing sweet first personal gig!

    Haha

    But seriously, I expect to see a vid and/or pics from the next gig :bassist:
  4. Jbyjnkx57

    Jbyjnkx57 Supporting Member

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    Congratulations man that's awesome! :)
  5. kjpollo

    kjpollo Supporting Member

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    I'll have some pics up tomorrow!!
    My wife got a partial video of our first song but unfortunately its not the whole song.

    I cant wait to see the pics myself- my wife used both of our cellphone cameras and I dont know how many she took.
  6. VinKreepo

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    Support from the wife, too? Heck, you REALLY had a great first gig huh?!
  7. kjpollo

    kjpollo Supporting Member

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    yeah I did. Quite a lot of support, actually.
    Wife, stepson #1 and his wife, stepson #2 and his fiance, stedaughter and 2 of her sorority sisters, 6 assorted friends of my stepkids, plus a couple we're friendly with and that wife's 70+ year old mother!!!
    Oh and stepson #2's future father-in-law too.
  8. AltGrendel

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    Glad to hear it. Hope it keeps going for you. :)
  9. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Supporting Member

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    Good gigs - the most fun you can have with your clothes on! Or the clothes are optional, if you are Flea.

    Dan K.
  10. kjpollo

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    Congratulations. The link doesn't work.
  12. AaronMB

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    Sweet sauce, man! Congrats.

    Link doesn't work for me either, but then FB has been funny this weekend.
  13. Tommy Hagen

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    Well done! :)

    Tommy
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    Crud.

    Next step will be to try to upload the few pics I have. My wife used both her cellphone and mine to take pics so I have to sort through everything on both.
  15. kjpollo

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    Hey guys- try the link to the video again.
    I just clicked on it and it worked.
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    My thoughts exactly. Congrats! I still remember my first gig from twenty...... uh....... a really long time ago.
  17. rust_preacher

    rust_preacher Supporting Member

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    And you brought in your share of clients. Well done sir! Congrats!!!
  18. skiptracer62

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    It's not working for me. The reason it may be working for you is because your facebook account is friends with whoever uploaded the video. You might have to upload it to youtube or change the privacy settings for that video on FB and share that link with us. Is there a global sharing link on that facebook video? if not, might be easier to go to youtube, google drive or any other number of video/file hosting pages.
  19. rodl2005

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    Congrats man. May there be many more for ya :)
    I can *just* remember my 1st.
    At a "hick" bar out the wrong end of town....... but I can't remember how it went :confused:
    I was 14- 1977 :D
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