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I got a direct order to play...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by cafepurgatory, Nov 27, 2001.


  1. Ok, as a few of you know, I'm in the Army, and I play bass in a small band. Well, word of this whole band thing got to my company XO today and now I, and the other 3 members of the band, are under direct orders to come and 'entertain' the rest of the company tommorow afternoon.

    Should prove interesting, as we've only rehearsed together a few times and have never played live together. Heck, the last time ANY of us played live was over 10 years ago. As I said, should prove interesting.
     
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Ahhhhh, the Army. I remember it fondly...

    Good luck! Of course, you'll let us know how it turned out?
     
  3. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Ok troop, time to ruck up. Just play the big SGT. Barry Sadler hit and the C.O., the X.O. maybe even the NCOIC will too tearfull to be critical of the rest of the show.


    Mike
     
  4. Wow. Being ORDERED to play bass. Usually my mom is telling mt NOT to. What a life.:D

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  5. RHCFlea

    RHCFlea

    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    that's cool. sounds like a movie
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    When I was in the Marines in 1968, a Major ordered me to cut off my moustache. That's the last time I cut it off. I wish he'd've ordered me to play in a band to entertain the troops, instead. Of course we'd've totally sucked, since I didn't start playing bass until 1977.
     
  7. Well, what turnd out to be just a rehearsal with an audience, went well. We did one cover and the few originals we've written. Many compliments came our way. The only negative comment was that the vocals couldn't be heard too well over the instruments. Oh well, live and learn, I guess.

    A few of the guys in the company even went to their rooms and grabbed their own guitars to come down and jam. Was actually kinda cool. We'll probably be doing this again sometime in the future.