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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by nugget77, Oct 25, 2003.
what do you all do in between songs? instead of staring at a crowd
Well, in my uncle's band, we do this...
"What do you want to do now? (frontman to guitarist)"
"I dunno, how about ________ (guitarist to frontman)"
"Nah, lets do __________ instead"
Meanwhile the drummer and myself try to hear what they decide on. Hmmmm setlist anyone?
We usually argue about something or tell really bad jokes like this one:
guitarist: what should we play next?
me: i think we should play our original, about time(name of original)
guitarist: yeah its about time we did an original
badom chei (sound of drums doing that joke thing. not sure how its spelt....)
we also accasionally tease the crowd.
In between songs our vocalist implores any able-bodied bassists to get onstage...?
only leave three seconds between songs.
noone says anything. just go.
yea usually ill fake tweaking something onstage so i dont have to look at the crowd cause that weirds me out, but usually the guitar and singer figure out what to play then the drummer and then i have to figure it out based on the drummers clicks before the song. we have a set list but singers never seem to be able to stick to them ***.....i think im gonna hit the bong in between songs from now on...
I pick my nose and flick the magical gooey things at random people. I keep score like this, 5 points for a chest shot, 10 points for a head shot. I know it sounds gross, but it keeps me occupied. I never aim for the ladies though.
Who usually wins?
d00d, that would be 1337azTiK! iM guNNa Rohl a FatE 4 In bew3n sOnz 4 the Gig 2NiTE!
i've never gigged... but I will probably just fiddle with my bass... a lot.
or go kick Joe for some reason or other.
I tune. Then wait and see what wierd stuff my guitarist/singer says. He has a strange stage presence. My lead guitarist has some friends in wheelchairs that came to a show. He said, "Hey! My favorite mobile units!" It was in good humor. Kinda funny. Some could get offended. But I dunno. I ususally have to stand there in the dark(it's dark on the bass side of the stage) and wait for the guitarists to figure out how to keep their guitars in tune.
I win! Due to the fact I'm the only one who does this!
Drink beer of course.
I hope you can run REALLY,REALLY fast!!
Nothing can escape the flying boogers of the Joe man!
Wait for the huge applause to die down to a reasonable level and then introduce the next one - what else would we do!!!
I often make jokes about my guitarist/singer. He then counter pays me out. Or i will announce the song we just played as the next song. "We're gonna play The Sleepless AGAIN" hehe
Or i usually decipher our setlist for my drummer so i turn around while my guitarist is talking to the crowd, he'll announce the song and i'll say to the drummer 'number 14 okay dude". *shakes head*
a big part of how well me and my band play live depends on crowd response. if their loving it, we play good. if their not loving it, we don't play so good. so in between songs we interact with the crowd. most shows we'll come up with jokes, stories to introduce songs and that sorta stuff. and arse about making fun of each other and just have a laugh.
and whilst were doing this we're also working out what to play next.
Depending on the type of gig, my behaviour tends to differ...
Party/Function for Friends/Family:
*Every few 4/5 tunes tell a funny/embarressing short story about the person/s that the party is for or about.
*OK to drink beer/scotch (sip) in between the tunes.
*Less strict time enforcement.
*Check tuning every set.
Corporation Functions/Wedding Gigs:
*Less time between tunes, keeping the sets going.
*Drink beer/scotch between sets, not between tunes. (don't let the party see you consume beverages or food)
*Quickly Check tuning beginning and middle of the sets. (discreetly)
*OK to Drink beer/scotch (swig/sip/gulp) during and in between tunes.
*Looser time enforcement in between tunes.
*chat with the crowd
*point out the hot girls
*thank our "solid gold dancers' in the front for shaking what they got.
*Check tuning every set.
As a drummer, I just make eye with everyone to make sure they're ready to go with the next song and then count it off. As a bass player, I just make eye contact with the drummer to let him/her know I'm ready so they can count off the next number.
I still marvel at how many bands don't know what they are going to do in a set. Nothing looks more amateurish or takes the steam out of a set quicker than sitting around trying to figure out what to play next. One might as well get a big sign that says, "Hi, we don't know what we're doing, we're rookies"
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