argh! i've a gig! woohoo! i've a gig

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by cossie, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. cossie


    Apr 29, 2005
    Sitting in work waiting to get out and go play, we're not playing for a few hours yet but i'm buzzing already, been looking forward to this gig for weeks!

    i'm just using up some nervous energy by posting!

    i've worn a hole in the corridor going to the water cooler, i know i'll hit a lull in my mood in an hour or so, and then start getting psyched up again once i meet up with the guys in the band.

    we're playing a headlining gig tonight, there are 2 good bands on before us then we're doing an hour and then a DJ is on after us, so we've condensed our normal 40 - odd song set into 14 songs.

    its a very high energy hour set, and each time we've practiced the set i've been pretty drained after it, so hopefully i'm wrecked by the end of the set tonight and we get people up and bouncing around tonight.

    this is probably a wasted post, but its kept me occupied for a few minutes!

    ofcourse the "hope-we-don'ts" are starting to creep in, so i hope we don't suck tonight!
  2. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well - How'dit go, Man?

  3. cossie


    Apr 29, 2005

    there were loads of technical difficulties leading up to the gig, 2 bands pulled out, a replacement band weren't going to arrive until late which meant we (as headliners) would have to go on first, but the organisers didn't want that.

    the sound engineer was difficult to the say the least, gave away a load of xlrs and other leads to some other band when we needed them, he was actually in one of the bands that cancelled for some reason.

    so we got to sound check way way later than intended, an hour and a half to be exact.

    but once we got playing it went absolutely fan-fecking-tastic!

    we've only recently started doing "Aeroplane" by the RHCP and when a few people saw it was on our setlist they started chanting "Aeroplane! Aeroplane!" which got more people chanting, so we played it and everybody went nuts...i actually came up with my own solo for it right on the spot...everything was just flowing sweetly :hyper:

    it was a perfect example of how utterly crap life can be but then the moment to get the show going made all the bad things go away.

    i love music!
  4. enigmaticzidon


    Dec 5, 2005
    Congrats on the gig dude.
    and especially with the whole coming up with the solo sounds ace.
    ive got my first gig in 2 weeks now and tips?