1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

I took a leak in the middle of a set last night

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by stagebanter, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. stagebanter


    May 12, 2012
    We planned a really long set at the end of last night's gig and I really had to go. I had planned to ask the piano player to do a ballad real quick while I slipped to the back of the bar and hit the head but at that exact moment he announced that it was someone's birthday and we were all going to sing to her. So I told him to stretch it out and I slung my bass over my back and ran off stage real quick.

    How about you? What do you do when nature calls while you're playing?
  2. Depends.. :bag:
  3. Perhaps have a toilet located onstage. What would GG Allin have done?
  4. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    ah...went nature calls!...u gotta go...a little different if your in a O pit.
  5. the yeti

    the yeti

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    it happens.
  6. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Running offstage while everyone sings "Happy birthday" is a lot cleaner than what I was expecting.

    Some time ago a TBer whose name I can't remember posted about playing with a guitarist who drank heavily and wore leather pants because you can take a leak in those without anyone seeing it.
  7. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I played an outdoor gig where the drummer just got up and turned around. He may have walked a few feet so as to be outside the tent........

    Everyone was kinda drunk anyway.
  8. GCQ23


    Nov 21, 2012
    Haha, that runner had no chance..
    I usually wait for a long intro, or an announcement, sometimes they announce that I've gone, then I get a cheer when I return :)
  9. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I was in a band in the late seventies in which the band leader would deduct money from your paycheck for "infractions." In the six years I was with that band, no one ever left the stage to make a head call (or was late) more than once!

    That band leader always said "amateurs make those kinds of mistakes, and deserve to be paid less than professionals."
  10. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    I thought that's what the port in the bass drum was for!
  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    Or the rear port in a bass cab. :D

    Gives new meaning to "cup" holder.
  12. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    This thread has made me wretch.
  13. Johnny Roots

    Johnny Roots Banned

    Sep 25, 2012
    I was going to eat Lasagna tonight, but I decided on cereal.
  14. the yeti

    the yeti

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    how's all that extra fibre treating you this morning?:D
  15. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    I had to bow out in the middle of a tune to
    go puke. First time with the band, asked the guitar player
    to take over(rock tune). Damned tuna sandwich!
  16. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    That picture is worth a thousand hurls. I guess the good thing about me and my running half marathons is that I'm not trying to win, so I'm quite fine with losing a few minutes off my time versus being the human yogurt machine.
  17. sratas


    Dec 15, 2007
    Parma, Italy
    wow...I'm ready to vomit....
    It's hard to think that someone would have asked a true opinion on this particular argument...I mean, are we really talking about these???
    I love TB, but this time I logout...sorry :help:
  18. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    I try to hit the head between every set to avoid this situation if possible.
  19. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Copied and pasted from an old thread

    This is a story of from a band I was in called Smokin Tweed. We were playing once in Breckenridge Colorado, during their pub crawl on Saint Patty's day. The bar we were playing in was the last bar on the pub crawl, so needless to say, we had a bunch of blitzed people.
    We got a free meal that day, and i got some nasty nachos that disagreed with me. During the middle of a set, I felt a rumbling in my bowels. I tried to hold, but couldn't. I was getting sick. I looked at the guitar player, put my bass down and went toward the bathroom. The men's room was occupied, so I went into the ladies room and dropped a load like nobody's business. I was in there for a while, and I heard some girls pounding on the door saying "This is the ladies room!" I didn't care I had important business to do. However, I did feel sorry for the gal that came in after me (the bathroom had no windows or ventilation ).
    After I was done, I walked out and got back on stage midsong. I was wiped and I had to sit on a stool to finish the tune. The crowd cheered me as a got back on stage. I guess the guitar player told them I was partying to hard (much nicer thing to say, than I got sick on the food and had to take a dump). The crowd tought I was puking in the bathroom and they were cheering me on for getting back on stage and playing.
  20. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Haven't had to go that bad mid-set yet (I always go between sets, if needed), but it's coming eventually. I'm 62. Oh well, no problem. Just don't forget to zip back up.