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Played a show that none of us booked last night

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BryanM, Nov 4, 2012.


  1. BryanM

    BryanM

    Dec 15, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I play in a band called buffalo buffalo buffalo and our drummer got a text from an old school friend on Friday asking us what time we go on Saturday. We have a contact at the bar it was supposed to be at so he called up and asked what's going on. She said she didn't do the booking but we should be going on around 11.

    Since none of us had prior commitments we decided to go and see what was up. It turns out it was a concert/art opening and one of the artists goes by the name Buffalo. The organizer said "What the hell, you're here, go ahead and play."

    We ended up playing a set and it's lucky we were there because the venue's PA was shot and we had ours available so I ran sound for a show and played a show that none of us had booked, and that we were only at because a friend mis-read a poster.
     
  2. Sounds like free money to me, that's awesome.
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    as in "bison from upstate new york tell fibs"?
     
  4. Was there payment involved?
     
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  6. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    Disclosures:
    music school retailer
    :eyebrow:
     
  7. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves Previously ssabass Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    I got it! Good one Walter :)
     
  8. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    it's actually an old semantics and word use exercise.

    the full sentence is "Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.", and it means "Upstate NY bison tell fibs to other Upstate NY bison."
     
  9. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    PHL/NYC
  10. Zootsuitbass

    Zootsuitbass

    Mar 13, 2011
    No,,we're the Good Ole Boys!
     
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I still don't get it why are the Bison there fibbing in the first place it's usually the deer who are the liars. :)
     
  12. BryanM

    BryanM

    Dec 15, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Or "Fibbing bison from upstate New York that fibbing bison from upstate New York fib to fib to fibbing bison from upstate New York that fibbing bison from upstate New York fib to."

    Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.
     
  13. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    not quite sure that "buffalo" serves as an adjective for "fibbing to" (wouldn't it be "buffalo-ing"?), but either way my hat is off to you sir!
     
  14. BryanM

    BryanM

    Dec 15, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    To fib to or bully is to buffalo, so if you were to say bison bully bison, it's buffalo buffalo buffalo. The same principle's in play here.