Here's a new one - competing with dance party right outside

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by undeadbass, Jan 12, 2013.


  1. undeadbass

    undeadbass

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    I was playing with a cover band last night at Mohegan Sun, a large casino in CT. We were playing in Margaritaville (the restaurant chain owned by Jimmy Buffet), and right outside by the tables/slots/etc. was a dance party. Their music was blaring so loud that it sounded like the soundman at our gig forgot to turn off the house music! Anyone have anything similar happen to them?

    Regardless of the fact that every one of the songs we played unintentionally ended with a deafening 4 on the floor kick, it was a fun gig.
     
  2. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self! Supporting Member

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    Yep. I've played many times at a hotel lounge in Manassas VA. Directly over the bar is a large room that the hotel often rents out to Latin folks for their sweet-16 parties. They inevitably come with a DJ and lots of thumping beats after our songs end. What's fun is to see the guys in suits and the gals in foofy dresses mixing with us jeans/t-shirts/boots types in the lobby.
     
  3. mboogiemanusa

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    A few of the venues here in SoCal have cover bands in the bar area and another room with DJs for the dance crowd. The live music and DJ dance crowds don't really mix together well even though both crowds are there to dance. Seems to be a bit of a generation gap as the live music attracts the older crowd that can't stand hiphop while the dance room is completely supported by younger fashion plates. We are always trying to get the dance hotties over to the live music side of the clubs whenever we play these types of places with not much luck LOL.
     

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