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Gig on Superbowl Sunday?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by elgecko, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I picked up a gig this Sunday 4pm-7pm. It's a jazz combo for a corporate event at a microbrewery. I can't imagine that the Superbowl WON'T be playing...in which case, why on earth would they want a band?


    It pays well so I don't really care but it'll be interesting to see how it pans out.

    EDIT: Ha ha, I'm lame. As Marginal Tom pointed out, it's next Sunday. Not this sunday! :p
  2. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Back when I was doing standup, I seemed to always get booked during the Stanley Cup finals. 3 years in a row I had a show at the exact same time as a game. It was a nightmare. At least in a band, no one really has to pay attention. I just had a bunch of drunks shouting at me to shut the F up so that they can hear the game.
  3. Marginal Tom

    Marginal Tom

    Apr 28, 2010
    O'Fallon, IL
    The Super Bowl isn't this Sunday, it's next Sunday, February 2.
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Oh, that makes a big difference! :atoz:

  5. ImNotJoel


    Jan 12, 2014
    That is interesting I don't know what time kick off is at. If they have the Super Bowl playing you may be just providing some smooth, silky jazz to create an atmosphere. If the Super Bowls not playing guess they may not be die hard foot ball fans. Or attendance could be low I hope not though but either way your getting paid.

    Let us know how it goes hopfully your band sets up in sight of the game.
  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    It'll be a great gig! At random points during the performance the audience will explode into cheering and applause! :hyper:

    I played a gig during the playoffs once, and I was like "They dig us! They really dig us!!" Then I figured out they weren't even paying attention to the band....... :rolleyes:
  7. Go Denver Broncos
  8. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    OK, I just found out what day the super bowl is on.

    Yeppers...I'm a HUGE fan of hanging with a drunken mob who can't top screaming.
  9. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    I would be turning that gig down........

    GO HAWKS!!!!!