What do you do to wind down after a gig?

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  1. Waspinators

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    After the gig's done and the gear's packed into the van, what do you guys do to wind down? For me, all I need's a cold bottle of beer and a few hefty puffs off my E-cig as I watch the next band on the bill, or hang outside if the music's done for the night.
  2. ga_edwards

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    quick beer if the bar is still serving, chat with band and staff and go home.

    What really helps me wind down though is a nice cup of tea and maybe a slice or two of toast when I get home.
  3. nojj

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    the drive home.
  4. Frank Tuesday

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    Punch the clown? Depends on the night.
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  6. DwaynieAD

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    some horrible for you fried food and some tv.
  7. oerk

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    Used to be a cold beer or two. I haven't had a gig since I've quit drinking, so I guess I don't know anymore? Straight to bed would be best.
  8. Marley's Ghost

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    If there are still people around wanting to chat I will grab a beer and socialize. Otherwise pack up, load out and wind down when I hit the pillow.
  9. SteveHeissner

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    Load equipment for an hour, drive home for an hour and fight like hell to not fall asleep at the wheel. Then when I finally get home at 4:00 AM take a hot shower and go to sleep. Wake up two hours later and feed my dog... Then do yard work for a few hours the next morning and listen to my wife's rants. After that, I have no trouble relaxing and falling asleep.
  10. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    for me it is load out. Drive the hour to where we practice. Load in...then head to White Castles...a 20+year after gig tradition that started the night of my first gig ever in high school. 8 Cheeseburgers, no pickle, 1 large fry....and then a whole day of pain the next day:D
  11. Rezdog

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    Greetings from the North,

    Stare into space randomly blinking while occasionally repeating "The Horror...The Horror...." ;)

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  13. jelly6466

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    I believe Lawrence said it best,

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  14. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Right here ^
  15. sowilson

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    JD and some horizontal refreshment with the groupies or bar staff, then off to Denny's, IHOP, or White Castle. Stroll in when the sun rises.
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    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

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  17. PimasterPearson

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    I'm not big on after-parties and I'm usually pretty tired after a gig. I might hang and chat with any friends or fans who stick around, but that's it.
  18. SteveHeissner

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    +1 I like this much better than my answer. Clearly, this man knows how to live.
  19. Leadfoot

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    Thankfully, our gigs usually end at 12am. Takes us an hour load our gear and then we all split. When I get home I have some cold cereal and watch TV for an hour. Then I crash at 2-3am.
  20. QweziRider

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    Drive home listening to a.m. radio from far away states.
  21. inthevelvet

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    yep

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