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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Chicken Socks, Apr 27, 2004.
just haven fun-
about 35 sets throughout my life.
At least 1000....(since '67-'87)
About 1500 (since '89)
Prolly 300-350, or so since about 92'. Most of them have been in the last 5 years.
I'd guess somewhere between 500-1,000... since '84 or so. How's that for inexactitude?
I tink that's pretty hotay!
1984 to 1989:
18 or so
(edit) jam sessions with Navy musician friends 1989 thru 1993: 50 or so
Sit ins with friends 1995 thru 2001: 20 or so
2001 to 2004 with my band:
Thor! Shouldn't you be in bed right now? Shouldn't *I* be in bed right now?!?
And on that note... 'night all!
Plan on sleeping in the wet spot, d00d.
PS back on topic,
I quit after I had a family, well not exactly, there was more
gigs after, like Ronald Reagan, I don't remember that,
if you can remember the 60's or early 70's, you weren't
Well I 'm depressed again. I saw the question and said out loud "Oh. Probably less than 2,000."
Then I started doing math. I haven't played out NEARLY as much as I apparently thought I had. I get something between 800 and 1,000 lifetime. Mostly between 1988 and 1992.
Wow. It seemed like a lot more than that.
2400-2500 since '87...
a little over 1000 would be my best guess.
Good question....like most of us, I did very few gigs the first years I was playing then it started picking up in the mid 80s when I started doing about 75 a year, the last few years I've been doing about 150 a year.
So I'd guess somewhere over 1000 but probably under 2000.
sadly, my rock solid number is *drumroll*... 5 actual gigs. And I've been playing for 10 years! But I've only had one band ever get to gigging level. Add countless open mic jams though, if they count then my number is a bit better =0)
new band I'm auditioning for this weekend, though, has gigs every month so I may be rockin' it up soon!
All I know is that my right wrist cannot fit through the buttoned cuff of a dress shirt whereas my left wrist can.
I don't know, but it's around 40-50.
Rough, off the top of my head guesstimate would be about 1600 or so since '85. Looking forward to many many more.
Hmmm...I played full time for about 10 years on the road, with about 200-300 gigs a year. So that's about 2000-3000 gigs right there. So let's say 2500 for that period.
Then after that I played as a weekend player...pretty much every weekend for about 5 years...50 weeks times 5 years, that 250 weeks...figure 250 weeks with 2 gigs per weekend...another 500 gigs.
Then I played out for probably the last ten years, two gigs a month as a part time player...ten years times 12 months equals 120 months at 2 gigs per month...another 240.
So, I'm guessing it's at about 3240 thereabouts. But then I've taken time away from playing too.
So perhaps maybe 2500-3000 over the past 25+ years. Geez, I really should have written them all down! That's alot of years to remember!