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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Dec 18, 2011.
This is his song list he's bringing
What? You don't play Tool or Alice in Chains?
All things aside, it does look like he has a pretty broad range if these are his songs. I do hope things work out with him!
Looks promising enough to me.....But then.....I know nuffin!
Overall, a very good gig last night with Third Degree, but not without it's drama and stress!
First, our guitar player is seriously sick the night before with a fever, chills, sweats, etc. He stayed in bed all day Saturday as his fever broke, packed up and drove an hour to the gig. He made it through the gig and did a really good job, all things considered.
We brought a really good number of people - friends, fans, etc. Overall, the crowd was a little lighter than usual because it was Easter weekend, but still ... nice crowd.
Except one random drunk (and who knows what else he was on) guy who is in the band's face, dancing wildly, laying on the floor, bumping into my mic stand 3 times. The women were afraid to come up and dance because he was so trashed and out of control. Finally, he stumbled and tried to steady himself on our main PA speaker. He almost knocked it down into our gear on stage, and would have if I didn't reach out in the middle of a song and catch it. At that point he was removed from the stage area and escorted from the bar. He's the guy on the left in the last pic. After that, it was a "normal" gig with everyone singing, dancing, having fun, etc. Good times. A few pics:
Matey boy looks like a real charmer.....
I think drunken douche bag would be a good description ...
Hope everyone had a great weekend
Shots of the silent bass
And what it looks like when the crowd sees it
That little Pffft sound that you may just have heard, was the sound of my brain imploding......
Well another Private club and another successful gig for the band. We had a decent crowd all night and some dancers not as many as past gigs thou.
The guy running the night asked the crowd if they wanted us to play an hour more and they all cheered us to play another set. He thru 100 bucks in the tip jar.... so we did.
I was beat a long night but it was fun. At the end of the night the crowd also demanded an encore which we did. The surprise came when the guy in charge asked if he should book us for the venues annual picnic . The place all cheered and they all they want us to do it ..so we are... in August.
ha ha ha kind of like the Phoenix lights
Sweet love it when that happens
This is our set list .. see the difference?
Swift Justice completed a 3-night header with our "new" drummer. We've done gigs with him before - when our original drummer went thru dialysis and kidney replacement surgery (for those of you who remember those threads from 2 yrs ago) - and he did great. Friday night was pretty dead. The owners wife was apologetic, saying she thought we were the "best band" playing there, and hoped the Sat night crowd for Easter weekend would be better. It was, but the older crowds tend to die out by midnight. She also wanted to make sure that they got us on the calendar for additional dates. . Not sure now that's going to pan out.
Thurs night, we played our last set (12:30 -> 01:00am) to the staff..
We're off now until we play Southern Junction mid-May! Maybe we'll get in a 2nd practice (in a year) with the new drummer?
@dbase - this venue doesn't do "food".
I like your set list much better
From coffee houses to bars I've played empty room last sets more times than I care to remember.
Hey!....At least the staff/management like you well enough to want to listen to you....
Yeah we had trouble with drummers and bass and lead all last summer. You will find a good fit Dbase -especially if you got gigs on the books. I wondered around 6th st Saturday night and got a gig way out in June 24 -man seems like the summer is taken up at all these venues. We decided since our rythm guitar dude is a rich guy and takes whole months off here and there we will work our set without him for some bookings.
I could see a combination of those two set lists going over if you guys can meet in the middle somewhere. It is tough to put a set list together before you have a singer. Every band I have played with has built set lists around the singers strengths. Good Luck!
I was on the other end of this same hockey game and everyone was ready to party when the Blues beat the Wild on Friday night. The bar wanted us to play our normal set times and they just turned the volume on the game down when we played. We did wait an extra 10 minutes or so to start one set (can't remember if it was second or third) as the Blues had just scored to go ahead with a couple minutes left to go in the 3rd period and we didn't want to interrupt all the excitement.
The bar had a really good night overall and was super happy. It did clear out a bit around midnight as everyone was drinking and watching the game quite awhile before our start time. We played the last half hour of the night for 20 people or so.
Musically the night was a struggle for me. I felt like I was trying to drag our drummer along or hold him back at least half of the night, he was missing the 1 out of fills, losing tempo in choruses etc. He is a nice guy and good friend of the band leader who has been back playing for a year or so after taking a number of years off. I do not enjoy playing with him nearly as much as the other drummer we use, but last night was definitely the worst night I've had with him. He probably didn't like me much that night either, I was constantly turning around and bouncing the head of my bass up and down at the correct tempo and giving him that "come on man get it together look" to try to keep him in line. The other drummer we use (T) is much steadier and the drummer I played with in my old band that is not gigging as much anymore. If I book the gig he gets the call, if the bandleader books he makes the call and T seems to be the second on his list. He knows my opinion on this. We will see how it shakes out going forward. I'm not sue I want to keep putting myself through re-runs of Friday night though. It wasn't very musically fulfilling.
Set up and ready to go. Notice the TV above the band that was on all night.
My Rig. 2008 Fender Am Std Jazz, Tone Hammer 500, SVT 210AV Cabinet.
I took most of these before we started.
It is about time to get this thing started.
And of course once we started I completely forgot about pictures.
Till next time.
that's how I ended being the ONLY guitar player in the rock band I used to run - BEFORE I switched to bass. Guy was unavailable for like 3 out of 5 gigs one month. Rest of the band decided we didn't need him and dumped him. That first gig as solo guitar was pretty darn hairy tho'..
yeah he is guaranteed a spot as the rich dude since he has the warehouse, stage and all the gear- well except the PA now. but he is a good guy and I do perfer him there since it was pretty much he and I that started this band about a year ago. It's a good group of dudes.