Back in the game!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by STROMERO, Sep 1, 2017.


    STROMERO Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    First gig tonight in 17 years. Haven't been on stage or performed for a crowd since my last band. We get an hour, opening for another local band. Half terrified, half thrilled. Soundcheck in 3 hours. Gonna wear a hole in the rug pacing around.

    wish me luck! if I don't make it back, tell mama I love her.
  2. Rock it Man!
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  3. HauntedDave


    Mar 7, 2016
    Houston, TX
    Killer man! There's no feeling quite like rockin' the stage.
  4. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Awesome. I predict it will be like riding a bicycle, you'll play like the long break never happened. :thumbsup:

    Looking forward to hearing all about it. :)
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  5. Make your mistakes early to get them out of the way and then don't worry about it.

    Knock 'em dead!
  6. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Pictures or it never happened ;)

    STROMERO Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Thanks everyone. I'm off!
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  8. growlypants


    Nov 10, 2012
    Good Luck! (And, remember... always, uhhh...hmmm, I forgot what the heck it was...)
  9. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    That is fantastic to hear! Hope the practice paid off and you had a blast. Definitely inspiring to think I could take a decade off and fall back into the pocket. Very cool!
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  10. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Looking forward to hearing how well it went!
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  11. Can't wait to hear how everything went. Your talkbass family here has full confidence in your abilities.
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  12. Jamvan

    Jamvan The Bassist Formerly Known As Meh Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2014
    I hope it went well! Took a similar break and I fully remember the excitement of the first gig back. I hope you remembered to breathe and took the fully majesty of it all in last night!

    2 1/2 years and nearly 100 gigs since I stepped back in and I still get excited every time!
  13. Once you start playing, it will feel like you never left. Like riding a bike, you never forget. Relax and enjoy being on stage again. Good luck. :thumbsup:
  14. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    I'm pretty sure you knocked it off the chassis. But I'd like to hear you tell it in your own words. ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  15. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    And remember: We all screw up. Live music happens in real time, thank goodness. The moment passes, and it's on to the next thing. Have yourself a really good time!

    STROMERO Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. The gig went GREAT. No major screw ups and the crowd loved it. The sound man told me as we were striking the stage that he loved mixing for us and the club manager said he wants us back. I can't believe I waited this long to do it again.
  17. Wicked G

    Wicked G

    Jan 19, 2017
    Hell Paso Texas
    Awesome. Glad to hear it went great. I was going to say pics or it didn't happen, but on The gig that wasn't... yet. someone posted pics and it still didn't nevermind.
  18. The anthem of getting older. :roflmao:

    Glad to hear you Rocked It! :bassist:
  19. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Are you sure you played this gig? Hmmm! .. No mention of food or chicks ;)

    STROMERO Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Photographic proof!

    No food, lots of beer, and I went home with a hot brunette in the crowd. Of course I've been going home with her for over 20 years but still..

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