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And I thought no one even notices the bass player

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by oldrocker, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    As I needed to use the rest room on the way out I was the last one in the band to leave our show yesterday.

    The bar manger came up to me and said - "You're in the band, right?" I affirmed that I was and she proceeded to hand me the tab for the bar bill.

    I didn't even know the band was using a tab for the show!!!

    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
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  2. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I would have given her the old " I just need to go out to the car and write the American express travelers check out on the glove box for this extensive bar tab tonight Bob" ploy. :cool::D
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  3. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    Wow, I wont play a bar unless we drink as part of the deal...you are a better person than me if you agreed to a cash bar.
    Rock on.
  4. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    36 shots and 3 club sodas! I'd be friggin' pissed at my bandmates.
  5. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    So I count 36 shots and 3 club sodas. I'm impressed you guys could even play :D
  6. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Wow, I never drink when I'm at work, I too, am impressed. Rock on!
  7. Try your math again, 8 shots & club soda. $10/per shot!
  8. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    8 shots and a club soda. I'd be annoyed that they charged me for the soda.....

    Only worse thing than this is discovering you had some comped drinks/food available but the BL didn't bother to tell you.
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  9. AboutSweetSue


    Sep 29, 2018
    Lebanon, TN
    Two dollars for a shot?! It’s about $4-6 where I live, if not more.

    On the other end, $8 for a shot is pretty steep. My guess is this is the actual number.
  10. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    No, that's only 4 shots of Tito and 4 shots of Fireball and 1 club soda. Long Island prices, Haha.
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  11. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Good lord that’s a cheap tab. We have $300-400 tabs any given night and our guitarist doesn’t drink. And, we’re a 4 piece.
  12. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Some places we play include drinks for the band. This place pays better but we have to pay for our drinks.
  13. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Kind of reminds us of this scene from The Blues Brothers movie..................

  14. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Oh, I see now. That makes more sense.
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  15. $10 for a shot from Tito:


    Disclaimer: That's Tito Jackson!
  16. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    In that situation, never, ever admit you're in the band. Nothing good can come from that. :laugh:
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  17. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Hey, looks like they comped the club soda... what more do ya want?

    errr... no they didn't, they tacked it on the end. Bastages!
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  18. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Is Anyone's Guess the band name or is that what the barkeep filled in for the responsible party?

    Manager: "Who is paying for these drinks?"

    Barkeep: "I dunno, it's anyone's guess!"
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  19. InhumanResource


    Dec 28, 2012
    I count 8... 4 line items with 2 quantity each.
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  20. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    She didn't recognize you - she was guessing as she looked for someone to stick with the tab.
    No bass player recognition... nothing to see here, move along folks.

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