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Don't Hire This Guitar Player

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Richland123, Oct 22, 2019.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Don't Hire This Guitar Player

     
  2. Supadope

    Supadope

    Nov 30, 2015
    Louisville
    My goal is to leave the world a cooler place than when I arrived.
    To be fair, I'd probably be pushed to destroy things if I had to play Katy Perry.
     
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  3. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    California
    Do you know how many times I've wanted to say/do that?
     
  4. His parents must be so proud.
     
  5. SteveCS

    SteveCS

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    I think he makes a valid point...
    Perhaps could've picked a more opportune moment, and maybe method...
     
  6. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    Iowa
    To be fair, the drummer should have been fired
     
  7. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Love it!
     
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  8. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    Drummer heard 'let's play Wipe Out'. He did the best he could.
     
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  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Unless that's a $45 guitar and a gag, that guitar player is a..... well he's an idiot.
     
  10. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Well, he doesn’t have a guitar now anyway...
     
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  11. 1st Bass

    1st Bass

    May 26, 2005
    Forest Grove, OR
    Sad, at so many levels...
     
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  12. Ross W. Lovell

    Ross W. Lovell

    Oct 31, 2015

    The guy from Animal House got another movie gig?
     
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  13. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I'm hiring him for my Who tribute band!
     
  14. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    If this was actually a church event, it was probably staged as part of the message. Church skits can be quite dramatic. I'll bet the message was about showing grace. ;) This looked like a youth event.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  15. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    I've seen that - in our case, it was right after the guy told us his Dad had passed away, and left him this guitar, and he wanted to dedicate the next song to him. Then the guy next to him took the guitar and smashed it. It was a cheap old guitar (not from someone's Dad), and there was a point to the whole charade. I forget what the point was, but I'm wondering if this is something similar. He doesn't appear to be getting upset, and then smashes his own guitar? I call fake/drama - the lighting cut at the end seems staged and timed; I bet this was a "teachable moment" done intentionally.

    I should note that I've done FOH a few hundred times for youth services - we've done stranger things than this.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
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  16. 1st Bass

    1st Bass

    May 26, 2005
    Forest Grove, OR
    Cliff,
    I'll bet you are right. No one in the audience seemed upset... I'm glad you pointed that out.
     
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  17. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I'll bet he'd been doing shots all night.
     
  18. I dunno, the singer girl did a VERY convincing scream and reaction.... if she was in on it then she's a great actor, if she wasn't in on it then THAT'S EXACTLY THE WAY I'D WANT TO FREAK HER OUT!

    this is my kind of fun. which is why I'm always trying to learn, as I get older, that not everyone understands when I'm making a sarcastic or angry sounding joke, and if they don't understand then I just come across as a complete jerk.

    Like I said, working on it - but dang I love this - if it was a skit or not!
     
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  19. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Been a while since I’ve been to church but yeah, I’d say staged, a gag or part of a skit.
     

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