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Favorite "Heckle" to friends' bands...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Mar 3, 2003.


  1. i.e.: Your friends are playing a gig, you shout something /do something smartass all in good fun.



    My favorite: shout

    "PLAY SOMETHING YOU KNOW"


    ...or...

    Make eye contact with one of the bandmembers and without saying a word,
    Do the "Brittany Spears forearm-in-front-of-the-face side to side thing"

    Cracks them up....

    :D
     
  2. "FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!"

    Especially effective at punk and hardcore shows.
     
  3. My friend's band was playing around Christmas time, and his pants kept falling down.

    Yes, you read that right, he would be standing there playing and *floof!* they'd drop to the floor and he'd be standing there in his boxers. He'd pull them up again, finish the song, then at the beginning of the next one his pants fell down again. This happened a total of 4 times (inclusive) during the night.

    No one really said too much about it...it was a little too surreal for anyone to comprehend.
     
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Our response to that heckle is usually to give them the middle finger and say "no charge".
     
  5. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    At heavy shows:

    ABBBBBBBBBBBA!!!

    At folk shows:

    SLAYYYYYYYYER!!!
     
  6. NOLABASS

    NOLABASS

    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
    STAIRWAY TO FREEBIRD!!!
    -Or-
    Here in NOLA "Saints"!!! (When the Saints Go Marching In)
     
  7. usually something like "take of your shirt!" or "i want to bear your children!"
    something along those lines...
     
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I've been known to yell Angel of Death or Raining Blood on occasion. Wouldn't my face be red if someone actually knew them. :eek:
     
  9. jbasser206

    jbasser206

    Jul 31, 2002
    Western NY
    If they ask for requests ask them to play" In the Lobby" ( works better at hotel bars):bassist:
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Another "request" comeback: "Take a break!"
     
  11. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yep. That's about the standard here as well.

    Of course, it's fun to see the jaws of the crowd drop when a death metal band breaks out in the first 15-20 seconds of it...
     
  12. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    "PLAY ONE THE DRUMMER KNOWS!!!"

    or with my friends' melodic instrumental band (think mogwai + sigur ros):

    "PLAY SOME MORE 20 MINUTE SONGS"
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Dude, that's cold! :D
     
  14. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    "Hey - what'dya do with the money?!?"

    Confused look from the bandstand - "What money?"

    "The money your mom gave ya for music lessons!"

    :D
     
  15. ditto:D :p
     
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Just stare at them from the front row... and point.
     
  17. TCollins

    TCollins

    Apr 4, 2000
    On the other hand, if they are sounding really great...yell out, "I'll have what the band is having!"
     
  18. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...oh man, do you have any idea how many times I hadda play that when I gigged in the 'Quarter?

    :rolleyes:

    ...and "Blueberry Hill"... :spit:
     
  19. Hey! Take a f______ BREAK ALREADY!!!