BAAAD night

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ZuluFunk, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I was asked on short notice to come and play with my drummer to back up this guy who does a solo act. The gig was for Wed before Thanksgiving - so I couldn't turn down the opportunity.

    Got a list of covers to do...nothing hard, didn't get much chance to go over them though.

    We get there and he decides to do a bunch of other tunes that I didn't know. At first he was cool, then he started getting pissy. He started to ask "pick a song that you know". I'd say "anything on the list. How about-----?" "No, not yet" "Nah, pick another" "Screw it let's do this...1,2,1,2,3.."

    Oh crap, I never played this song.

    I sounded horrible. It was pretty embarrassing. I consider myself to be pretty good. Even when under pressure like that.

    It didn't go well.

    After the show, I was packing my gear. I put the 115 in the hatch and shattered the rear window as I closed it. Not cool $600 for a TT rear hatch window. I told them it must have been a factory defect. They didn't go for it :( .

    Bad night all around. Friday with my real band was a kick a$$ show though. Made the weekend bearable.
  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    how presumptious of you to come in here and moan about your audi TT...*rolleyes* (read: neptoon is a jealous, covetous mf'er) that really sucks about the gig, though. i haven't had a gig or even played in a band in what seems like forever, but i remember what it's like to be in your situation...i wouldn't sweat it though. i would be more worried about that sled of yours... :D stay HOOAH...
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    that sucks, it's a no-win situation being put on the spot like that. Congrats on the Friday gig though.
    BTW, I stand in envy line with Neptoon about the Audi though!!:D
  4. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    well at least now you know why that guy is a solo act instead of in a band. Too bad about the $600 window
  5. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
  6. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Gigging in an Audi TT? That is presumptuous! ;)
    Sorry you had such a sh*t night. I probably would have walked off stage long before the end of the gig...

    ...I'm a prick.
  7. RHCFlea


    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    Audi TT, eh?

    Well, about the guy who kept messing up ur act:
    punch him out
  8. Hey Zulufunk,

    Remember a while back how I posted on how I got knocked out by sum huge Samoan, and then broke a string, and then had 3 controls snapped off my rig?
    And you had fun at my expense by mocking me and suggesting I was crap?

    Well, now you know what it feels like to have a totally crap night. At least you didn't get knocked the f**k out by some random guy!
  9. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Bahhh to guitarists!
    They always get these peculiar ideas that people know the songs they know.

    Most of the time, guitarists
    expect bass to be sitting on the root note all the time, too. :mad:

    Anyway, I hope it's not too much of a pain with your TT's window.
  10. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    There was your big chance to get back at me...glad you didn't!!!
  11. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    It's just a car...I'll survive!!!

    You're right about the idea that everyone is cool with the music ya get so wrapped around your set list and blow off the audience. He just used the fact that I didn't know the songs as an excuse to ignore the fact that nobody wanted to hear "Buld me up Buttercup" and "Brandy".

  12. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Yeah, but TT's tend to be expensive.
    You should've just sat down, and stopped playing, while he was playing... If he tried to make a fool of you, it would've done the same to him. :)
  13. Man. What an ungrateful @#$@. How long did you have to put up w/ this for?

    I was playing with another guitarist for a while. He'd start up songs that no one knew how to play. Be it practice or performing. It was crap. He'd pull that crap while we were playing shows. Frustrating. I learned how to deal with him. I'd pull out the unlined fretless and tell him to follow along. So when he would say "I don't know what you're playing" I'd just say.."Good, now you know how it feels. Stop being a @#$@." It'd work for about a week, then same old same ole. Just booted the dude after a while.

    Good thing it's not a regular deal with the dude for you. Still, I feel ya man.

    Bummer about the small, multiarc'ed car. Time for a trailer!!
  14. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    It was a great night to play, otherwise I would have blown him off. He's usually a solo act, singing and guitar, with all the back up on disc.
    Good excuse to bust out the fretless!!!
    I'm required to use the station wagon only for gig nights from now on!!!