Gig Report - Interstate Exiles @ Catfish Johnny's - April 27, 2019

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by SWRnut, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. SWRnut


    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    After being rained out last week, we had the chance to return to a great venue on Lake Murray in Chapin, SC. Beautiful spot on the lake, but during the summer months in South Carolina, it can become brutally hot and humid. Due to those conditions, we had avoided playing here since 2014, but a new promoter contacted us and made us a very good offer for two dates early enough in the season that we felt we could avoid the harsh summer.
    Rear view of the venue. The Rusty Anchor is the full service restaurant on the left, and Catfish Johnny's is the bar to the right. We play on the dock area in front of the bar.
    Some guys make a big mess behind the stage. The setup dance can be ugly at times.
    Pretty cool Bud Light poster. Hours were 6 to 10, so we only had the sun in our faces for about an hour.
    One of my favorite photos for every gig, wondering what I will choose to play. Schroeder 2 x 12, Schroeder 4 x 10 powered by the Genz Benz Streamliner. Not a bad setup.
    Pedro from South of the Border (you have to travel I-95 to appreciate him) presides over Godzilla, Robbie and Bender.
    I pray that lightning never hits near us. Our drummer would be toast.
    I was told that I had to include a guitar rig picture to make it a valid report.
    Intro to guessed it Copperhead Road, so I get a break from playing for a verse, Barry gets to clap and I get ready to do my best Steve Earle.
    Daylight picture, and I'm really happy (not blue) taken by some friends.
    Our point of view as we are packing up. Really nice night. Temperature was in the 70's with a nice breeze off of the lake.
    Thanks for checking out my report. I appreciate no complaining about the lack of babes in bikini pics and the lack of food photos. We had to rush to get setup as you saw there was another act prior to us that wasn't in a hurry to pack up or move.
    Keep it low bros and catch you next week !
  2. G19Tony


    Apr 27, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    There was nothing but a green globule on the drum seat. ;)

  3. Hi,

    My name's John Lee Pettimore, just like my Daddy and his Daddy before.

    Wow, that was a really cool marquis. And your drummer sure does have a lot of hardware. His car would get better mileage if he left half that stuff at home. ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  4. BossOnBass


    Aug 11, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Nice gig! That's a lot of sweet equipment you guys play with. Bet your band's sound is fantastic!
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  5. SWRnut


    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    Thanks. We are extremely blessed to have the gear we have. It really makes us sound far better than we are.
  6. growlypants


    Nov 10, 2012
    "It really makes us sound far better than we really are." BALONEY!!! Awesome gig report!!
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  7. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Nice gig. I love gigs near the water.

    Great rig. Especially Robby the Robot. He is one of my favorite characters, even though he switched from bass to guitar. :laugh:

  8. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Nice rig.
    Wow, what a drum kit.
    Thanks for sharing.