A beer can near wrecked my nite...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Benny the Finger, Feb 19, 2017.

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    Got to gig last evening...set up...quick sound check...all's well...order a can of beer...opened it and felt a slice...middle finger on picking hand...
    My thumb got double time and a half for the next 3 hours...
    i'll certainly be more careful next time I crack a can...

    Edit: in looking at the post and my TB name I can't help but drown in irony...this is my second post about finger injuries sustained in less than 6 months
    Perhaps a name change is called for...
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017
  2. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    That'll put a crimp in your style. Perhaps you should drink better beer? ;)

    I usually put mine in a glass, either from the bottle or straight from the draught. It's safer that way. :D

    Heal quickly! You've got a musical foundation to lay down. :)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  3. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Ouch! Next time, wait till after the gig. Then it won't matter as much.
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  5. The beer was a local craft brew..."Breton Brewery Black Angus IPA" only available in tall cans and big glass growlers...had I chose the growler it would have made for a far worse evening for the audience I'm guessing...I chose the can, and it bit me...
  6. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Personally,I would never drink while playing a set.
    I want to be sharp and focused.
    But if I drink anything after,it would be this.... Snapshot_20161016.JPG
  7. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Draft beer only!
  8. b/o 402

    b/o 402

    Jul 14, 2015
    DC & MD
    Cut your finger, you say?
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  9. Worked 15 years as a bartender...3 of those years lived with a guy who installed and serviced draught systems...you'd be hard pressed to find me drinking draught beer, regardless of brand...way too many variables from dirty unkept lines/towers, improper gas pressure, unknown unmarked kegs, to under clean glassware...even the classiest joints overlook some very basic setting like water temp and proper soap...it sounds picky I know...but if you have seen what I have seen flow outta a tap in my career you'd prolly feel the same...bugs, mould, larva, slime, etc
    Albeit the top to a can or bottle isn't much cleaner...I guess
    I just can't do draught...to each their own
  10. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Wow ... when I read your thread headline.. I first presumed someone threw a can of beer at you (Blues Brothers) while performing.. Gladly that's not the case... I guess that's why we bass players have five fingers to choose from. Use another one ;) ;)
  11. themarshall


    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    Not the drunkologue I was expecting.
  12. It felt like click bait when I typed it...
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  13. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Musician & beer can.

    Sounds like a workman's comp issue to me.

  14. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Strong argument for bottled beer.:D
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  15. madbass6

    madbass6 Inactive

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    also don't drink and drive!!
  16. LUCE


    Jan 9, 2015
    Denver, CO
    Make super glue part of your gig kit.
  17. superheavyfunk


    Mar 11, 2013
    I see you're in NS... Here in Ontario, it's illegal to serve a customer an unopened alcoholic drink (I'm a bartender). I always thought it was a Canada-wide thing, but I guess not. Interesting.

    Glad you made it thru the gig, though. For the stuff I do, I'm not sure I'd have been able to do it with only my thumb and forefinger.
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  18. As a former bartender I'd say you are bang on...a served drink hasta be opened...perhaps the lass on the bar didn't wanna chip a nail last nite...she however had many better attributes than her nails...so I didn't notice
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  19. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    C'mon it wouldn't be the first time you had a growler
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  20. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Wish I woulda seen this post about forty years ago....
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