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guitar hero hecklers

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BbbyBld, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    I was playing a gig tonight at a country club. We started to play and after the first song, a boy, probably not older than 8 comes up and asks us to play "American Pie." We kind of laughed, and I thought, "heh heh, that's pretty cute." We said no we didn't know it and the singer teased him a little...saying we'll play it if you sing it. Everybody got a laugh out of it.

    We play another song, and then he's back...with a friend. They asked us to play "Cherry Pie." Taken aback, I exclaimed 'Cherry Pie' by Warrant?" We got another good laugh. The singer asked them who was telling them to request these songs, and one of them said he heard them on Guitar Hero!

    Then he asked us to play "Free Bird." We told them we didn't play that. Then he started going down his list..."Message in a Bottle," "Smoke on the Water," "Sweet Home Alabama," etc... Every time he named one, one of us would play a little bit of it, and then we just resumed playing our set hoping they would go away, and the other one yelled, "Nooooo, play something else, play something else!" This wasn't funny any more.

    After that song, he's back. He wanted to hear "Mother" by Danzig. The singer told them, "Listen! any song that's in that game--we don't know it!"

    I guess it's good that kids get exposed to classic rock.

    The good part is that the club want us to play every Thursday afternoon this summer, and they pay pretty good!
  2. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Well you better learn some of those songs then! :)
  3. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    Yep...guess I better get the game so I'll be ready!:D
  4. LumpyGravy

    LumpyGravy Guest

    May 8, 2002
    That kid was good. Freebird..... Doesn't everyone know that song. I bet Saturday Night Special would've appeased him.
  5. I was actually joking with a friend that a Guitar Hero cover band would be balls!
  6. doctorjazz


    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    Just be glad the kid hasn't gotten to Jordan yet.
  7. Yngwie 4String

    Yngwie 4String Inactive

    May 3, 2007
    Auburn Nebraska
    dude where are the kids parents? tell em to get the little kid to get lost. that would get annoying in liek 5 seconds.:scowl:
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Yeah and the kid would be the Bar owners kids and you wouldn't have a nice paying gig all summer.
  9. Orco87


    Mar 26, 2000
    I've been planning on getting guitar hero rock band.... version (where I"m told) that you can play all the instruments.... I just want to play bass in the game along w/ whoever else wishes to play with me. :bassist:
  10. MazeMouse


    Jan 27, 2005
    I know how to play nearly half of the songs of Guitar Hero 1 and about the same figure for Guitar Hero 2.... :bag:
  11. I thank Guitar Hero for my current skill - they introduced me to Rush.

    During my band's Ballad, our lead guitarist and keyboardist rock out on GH controllers.
  12. uethanian


    Mar 11, 2007
    some people i know are obnoxious with guitar hero. they're like, "oooh look how good i am!!" at wat? guitar? i hope not...
  13. All you need is a controller, and rock away
  14. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    I could have played every one of those requests.

    God help me, I'm such a Ho
  15. the_fonz


    Nov 27, 2006
    Kane, PA
    Danzig is considered classic now? man, i need to keep up on the times
  16. ya, i know some people that are fairly obnoxious too, always boasting about being able to play so-and-so on expert. I find it quite ennoying.
  17. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    My band played 4 songs from Guitar hero II at our last show. When the whole crowd starts chanting one more song, and your guitarist pulls star power into the solo of sweet child, it's really a special thing. Very special.
  18. DbNBassist


    Aug 12, 2006
    I've never actually heard Freebird, kinda lame i know.
  19. PocketGroove82


    Oct 18, 2006
    Just thank god he wasn't requesting songs from Dance Dance Revolution. :bag:

  20. CrazyWallaWalla


    Aug 16, 2006
    i woulda just belted that kid with my old les paul special... it could take it, that thing is a tank.... but the kid... not so much
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