Fun Gig attire protest!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Michael B, May 27, 2016.

  1. Michael B

    Michael B

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    Hey gang.

    Gigs are slowly starting (straight ahead rock - we are 40s, 50s yo). The good thing about the new band is they don't have any expectations for how you personally dress on stage. The downside is in some unimaginable way I am actually the least dumpy dressed person in the band. I am lazy and boring in my normal dress. But for a gig I feel that a band should do something to show that you you give a poopie that people are looking at you. You know, a shirt you like. Something.

    For our next gig, I was told "dress as you want".

    Thinking of doing a fun protest and go as Freddie at Live Aid. I don't think the band will ever get the meaning of the fun but that's fine.

    What fun attire protest have you done or you suggest?

  2. If you can pull it off go for it.
    Tuxedos, a la Cream's Goodbye album would be more my speed.
  3. Michael B

    Michael B

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    I have a buzz cut and shaved my scraggly face to leave the mustache.

    I might need to hit the gym a little but it's just down to the clothes.
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  4. Do Freddie from the Bohemian Rhapsody video.


  5. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    No, if you're going to do Freddie, it has to be shorts, no shirt, but suspenders!

  6. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Freddie was just awesome.
  7. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I think you do the ZZ Top Eliminator look, complete with the fuzzy bass.
  8. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    If I showed up at a gig and a member of the band was dressed in ANY Freddie Mercury outfit I would immediately leave the building, quit the band and seek professional help to rid my mind of the horrible images. :laugh:
  9. Then next time just add a cape. Thank you, thank you very much.
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  10. bassplayer2014

    bassplayer2014 Inactive

    Jun 7, 2014
    That top picture of the three (almost four/background drummer) is the coolest! These guys, when this picture was taken were rockin' big time!
  11. Yes Yes! This!
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  12. Michael B

    Michael B

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    That is exactly the kind of reaction I want to know about. Then I'll know if I'm with the right peeps or not. To each his own.
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  13. If the rest of the band doesn't like it, tell them you'll compromise. You'll dress down if they dress up.
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    The feather cape. :thumbsup:

  15. Michael B

    Michael B

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    A cape would not impede the bass.
  16. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
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  17. How about wings?

  18. Michael B

    Michael B

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    Sing it..