Epic Fancy-Schmancy Private Party Gig!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BassCliff, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Hi,

    I knew from the address that this was a nice area. We were next to the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point in a private gated community called Ritz Cove.

    This is the front of the house. Yes, that's an Audi R8 and an Aston Martin in the driveway.

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    This was the view from the stage area on the back patio.

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    It was slightly overcast that afternoon/evening but the weather was great.

    There was an indoor/outdoor pool but no one was swimming last night.

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    The bar was a happening place. I had Patron and Heineken all night. :p

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    Farther around the patio was food, a cigar bar, game room, etc.

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    We could see the waves crashing on the beach as we played.

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    The guitar player and I had a nice stogie from the cigar bar.

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    This was our lovely hostess having a good time. I heard that she threw this party just because she discovered she liked country music. Both she and her husband are really high-powered lawyers in the area.

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    The host and hostess were gracious and down to earth. The band got to eat, drink, and party like everyone else. It was fully catered from soup to nuts (steak, salmon, gourmet flat bread pizza, hors d'oeuvres from mini-cheeseburgers to bacon-wrapped shrimp, and tons of deserts, etc). They asked us to play overtime so we got extra $$$ on top of our already generous remuneration.

    Here's one more shot of Kelly and I having way too much fun. It's a good thing her husband and I are good friends. ;)

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    I like the guy in the background playing "air bass". :bassist:

    A good time was had by all. :smug:



    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  2. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Sounds like a night filled with "keeper" memories... :)
     
  3. jason weatherby

    jason weatherby

    Aug 30, 2012
    Sweet gig! I think that might be an "Aston" Martin theyah with that Audi. Austin made the Healey, they partnered with Datsun in the 1930s, was associated with Morris Garage of MG fame, merged with BMC in the early 1950s and made the original Mini designed by Alec Issigonis around 1959. Aston Martin was not and is not associated with Austin and the two are often confused.
     
  4. Hi,

    Oops, you are correct. Fixed my typo. Thanks!

    Since I'm here, how about a couple more pictures?

    This is a view from upstairs where the main course was served.

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    And this was the fire pit. They sparked it up later in the evening after it cooled off a bit.

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    And Kelly's husband, Jack, is running sound behind the scenes.

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    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  5. dabaumtravis

    dabaumtravis

    Jun 24, 2013
    Sweet gig dude!
     
  6. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Wow. That's much, much fancier than anything I've ever played.
     
  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Holy moly.
     
  8. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable

    Apr 15, 2013
    Wisconsin
    Before the pictures loaded I expected to see you guys in tuxes! Nice gig!
     
  9. Devo-lution

    Devo-lution

    Jun 24, 2009
    "What kind of beer do you like?
    Heineken.
    Heineken? **** that ****! Pabst Blue Ribbon!"
     
  10. Slade N

    Slade N Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    portland, or
    swank! im gonna be in dana point this week
     
  11. Didn't you know we all live in houses like this in So Cal.;)
     
  12. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    Epic , man, simply epic!
     
  13. Hi,

    Unfortunately, they were not serving Pabst. friday.gif

    The other choices were Bud Light, Corona, and something else I didn't care for. But I'm not complaining. The hospitality was excellent and never-ending.

    This reminds me of an old joke.

    Q. How do you get a musician to complain?

    A. Get him a gig.

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    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  14. Fretless1!

    Fretless1!

    Feb 19, 2007
    Wow! That is all...
     
  15. Devo-lution

    Devo-lution

    Jun 24, 2009
    I was quoting a line from the movie "Blue Velvet". I've never tasted Heineken myself, so not a serious comment :p.

    I guess it's only funny from a Belgian point of view. Over here, Heineken is generally looked down upon.

    I've heard that it's hip to drink Heineken in Italy, though.
     
  16. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    I believe that's what's they used to call "living large".
     
  17. Hi,

    I've never seen the movie so I was unfamiliar with the reference. But I knew you were pulling my leg. All in good fun.

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    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  18. Crg2

    Crg2

    Feb 9, 2012
    . . . now it's dark.
     
  19. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
    That looks like fun!
     
  20. Nowhereboy

    Nowhereboy

    Mar 3, 2013
    What I wouldnt give for a night of music and rock n roll debauchery in a venue like that right now!