Flatbed Private Party - May 26th

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by SWRnut, May 29, 2018.

  1. SWRnut

    SWRnut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    Interstate Exiles had the privilege of playing on 700 acres for a private party this past Saturday in beautiful Donalds, South Carolina. Yes, it actually came up on the GPS. About 90 miles Northwest of Columbia, down all two lane roads. Outdoor gigs in South Carolina can be pretty toasty but these folks had plenty of beverages and plenty of barbecue that they had cooked the day before. Not a lot of photos from the gig, but I think the flatbed turned out rather nicely.
    Great crowd.

    We were met by a goat named Dog that spent the entire night on a rooftop across from the band. He did add us as a friend on Facebook.
    stage.jpg Really nice stage for a flatbed trailer. side.jpg
    View of my end of the stage. Rick and Tracy.jpg
    I always get a chance to take a photo of the acoustic/drum trade off intro to Copperhead Road. Such a fitting song in the woods in the middle of nowhere.
    Sorry but no food pics.
  2. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    What ... no food? I was just in Charleston SC 2 weeks ago, why didn't you call me? ;)
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  3. What was the size and the crowd like? I must know!
  4. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    Cool goat!
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  5. SWRnut

    SWRnut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    Only about fifty people but one of the best paying jobs we ever had. And they applauded every song we played.
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  6. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi Mr. @SWRnut,

    This looks like a grand time. That's one of the better flatbed trailer "stages" I've seen. I've played on a few. ;)

    A goat named "Dog"? And now you're Facebook friends? That sounds like a pretty cool goat. :D

    I don't get a chance to play way out in the country very often. It's nice not to have to worry about the neighbors, noise ordinances, or cops. Thanks for sharing your gig.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  7. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    That was a fun looking gig. I'll take 50 people into the music over a hundred people who are indifferent any day.

    Is Dog a real goat? He kind of looks fake but goats are very good at climbing onto high places.
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  8. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    I think your drummer has too many cymbals. Oh! Did I type that out loud? :p It's just my opinion, I could be wrong. ;) Probably. :)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  9. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    Any gig with a goat in the crowd is good by me!
  10. SWRnut

    SWRnut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    He has a pretty big kit that he always sets up with all of those cymbals. Awesome drummer.
  11. I've played on pro stages that didn't look that good! Were there no monitors or were you on in ears?

    I've played some great gigs out in the country on flatbeds. Looks like a blast.
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  12. SWRnut

    SWRnut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    We run all in ears for the front and the drummer uses a wedge.
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