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"I back an annoying whiny diva" club

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Jim Nazium, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Get your number. Bonus points if she doesn't play any instrument.
  2. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    Does the Diva have to be female?...lol
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I quit that band a few years ago. It still feels good!
  4. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    Comment of the year!
  5. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    ^ Same boat here.
  6. prd004


    Dec 3, 2010
    You forgot "self centered" "greedy" and "not nearly as talented as she thinks she is"...................

    Number me! Lol
  7. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Is a male Diva a Divo?
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I used to. No number needed!
  9. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Post some examples of their awful behavior!
  10. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Same here :) .

    Had a touring gig once where I was getting paid $50 a day to travel around the east coast with a pretty cool bunch of people and the subject of the OP, who was the BL.

    One time, there was a huge blizzard, and we were heading to Seracuse. Where her boyfriend lived. I had the flu, 103 fever, the whole deal. We had 1 gig to play, and the chances were 99.9% that it was going to be snowed out. She insisted we go, regardless of my health. I went, but wasn't happy about it. Took us about 16 hours to get there with the storm. Gig was cancelled.

    Upon returning she told me she wasn't going to pay me because I had a bad attitude about the whole thing. I told her she WAS going to pay me. Her boyfriend (who travelled back home with us) tried to get involved, but it was one of the few times in my life I really kinda snapped and he backed off immediately. And then she said, get this.... "OK. You have a choice. I pay you and you never play a gig with me again, or you leave now and we continue gigging".

    Guess what I chose.

    That being said, I've played with lots of women and most of them were in fact less Diva like than the guys. That one girl might in fact be the only one I ever had any issues with.
  11. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Male Diva = Dick
  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester

    The diva doesn't need to be female nor does the diva need to be a singer. The diva could be a guitar player, too.

    Singerbabe has diva tendencies, but everyone, including her, pokes fun at her when she slips into diva territory. Former guitar player, well...
  13. Max


    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    We are not men. We are DEVO.
  14. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Ditto. It got real bad when he wanted someone to tune his guitar for him.

    People can get weird.
  15. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    So then what would you call a female version? Just kinda wondering.
  16. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I could probably take a few numbers.
  17. prd004


    Dec 3, 2010
    We recorded a CD, had to kick, pout and scream to include the band members names on the inside of the sleeve, despite the fact that she doesn't play an instrument and we had to write all our own parts.

    Oh yeah, she didn't pay us for the studio time, or give us a cut of the sales. She also made my mom and my girlfriend buy a cd.
  18. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    sax player is so in love with himself that he put 2 pictures of himself on the latest flyer...one of which is naturally above the rest of the band and the other pic that he is with the band, hes the only one that has sunglasses on

    he booked a solo gig one night recently (him playing to karaoke tracks) and hi=e billed it "the bands name featuring his name"
  19. What penalty/bonus for being a heavy handed pianist diva?
  20. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I'm glad to be out of that band