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Anyone else not gigging this weekend?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by cjp3044, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. cjp3044

    cjp3044 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
    First time in a long time I have no gigs this weekend. Actually looking forward to it. Going to do some much needed equipment maintenance and going to play in church on Sunday I won't feel like the Living Dead!

    Anyone else look forward to a no-gig weekend once in a while?
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Our gigs got cancelled because of the blizzard. At first I was a little annoyed, but now I'm happy I don't have to risk my life and play for the bartender.
  3. Shardik


    May 24, 2011
    Halden, Norway
    The last 2 years I have had 51 weeks without gigs each year. ;) I guess that is the difference between a happy amateur and the pros.
  4. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Out singer/guitarist called out with the flu this past weekend so we had to cancel. Nemo didn't help much either.
  5. cjp3044

    cjp3044 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
    It was a good weekend. Got up early and played with my daughter Saturday morning. Went out for a nice dinner with my lady on Saturday night. AND got some much needed gear maintenance accomplished. I restrung, polished and went through the setups on 4 basses and fixed the crossover in my 4x10 cab. Looking at my schedule, though, I don't see another free weekend like this for a few months, which is also a good thing!
  6. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    February has been a good month for us. Gigs every weekend and 2 next weekend.

  7. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Only one or two gigs per month for me most of the time, but I often have to work my "real" job on weekends. Believe me; I'd much rather have a gig!
  8. Last Thursday morning, there was only Friday's gig to anticipate.

    I ended up playing 3 nights in a row: Thursday live band karaoke, Friday acoustic, and literally, mid-set, came the text traffic (and instruction from gui**** to do a solo piece), and we had a full band booking for Saturday...and we totally killed, despite not having had a full band practice since October (but everyone has sat in on "lite" gigs, to keep up the tightness).

    Good weekend.