Most dangerous gigs in the world!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by joninjapan, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. joninjapan


    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    Since this site has so many countries represented I was just curious what are your hazards when playing live?

    I am in Japan. While it is well known that violent crime as a whole is very low here and the chance of a gun being pulled in a club or bar is almost unheard of... we have other dangers that are ever present.
    The most common is earthquakes:(... this time of year we also have typhoons:eek:, these can mostly can be avoided.
    And now we have a guy just across the water wanting to lob nuclear bombs at us...:rollno:

    so how is your location?
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
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  2. The west coast of the US is always good for something.
    Earthquakes, mudslides, got a major wildfire in Oregon right now.
    We just had "Typhoon" Harvey in Texas and "Typhoon" Irma is headed for Florida.
    Locally, (Nebraska) our biggies are Tornados in the Summer and Blizzards in the winter.
    We've always got nut bags running around with guns shooting people somewhere.

    Today it's 75 deg f. The sun shines. I'm home from work, the beer is cold and nobody shot at me.
    So that's as good as it gets. :p
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  3. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    yes, I would say that's a pretty decent day
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  4. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    We live in a medium-sized town in North Georgia, USA.
    I haven't giged in 6 or 7 years...not like a pub or a concert hall or anything.
    Mostly I play out around camp fires...pretty low pressure gigs!
    Currently, my biggest concern is swapping out the door knob to my basement door so I can feel comfortable and confident about leaving some new recording equipment I've purchased down there.
    Some damned fool recently stole the battery from our boat when it was parked out near the lake overnight! :poop:
    I was broken-hearted!
    I might be the least cynical/ suspicious person you'll ever meet...just an Old Hippie... :thumbsup:
    I always expect the best of folks, and I usually receive it.
    Not that time, it's on my mind as I put together the space downstairs... ;)
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  5. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Here in So Cal earthquakes are the big concern. At one of our regular places I play right in front of a two story tall brick wall. A good sharp jolt and I would have more than music on my mind :woot:
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  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    We have earthquakes here. So, if you are in an old, brick bar when a big one hits, it could be a problem. Wildfires are making everything so smoky that I'm considering tobacco as an air filter for health reasons. Other than that, the chances of getting zapped by an improperly grounded mic are pretty good. The drummer got stung by a few hornets during one gig. She kept right on playing and nobody else knew about it until we were packing up. That's one tough drummer. But, no fire ants, no poison snakes, a few poison spiders but they aren't much of a problem. So, the hazards are fairly minimal around here. It could be far worse. Everything in Australia is trying to kill you.
  7. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    I was in a country band and the wife of one of our guitarists was always out churning up jobs for the band.

    One day she came in and said she had us a great gig lined up at a watering hole a couple towns over. She said the owners were throwing a big all day (saturday) party with several bands, free food and nickle draft.

    They were calling it "The Grand Reopening After The Shooting"
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  8. Fukui has Japans most concentrated amounts of nuclear power plants and North Koreans kidnapping people. Also Boredom. Inaka life.
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  9. We have Yellowstone ready to blow, any day now.
    Pik-a-nik baskets all over the place.

    Then there's those danged Coronal Mass Ejections.
    That's when someone shakes up my party beer before I open it.
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  10. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Just look for the clubs out on the secondary roads, with the chicken wire in front of the stage.
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  11. stigbeve


    Sep 24, 2014
    I've only played in Sacramento and Reno. All metal shows but no drama. One time in Sac a band had ditched their guitar player and took his share of their earnings so we got to hear him fighting on the phone because he had no gas or money.
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  12. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I played in this place just 24 hours before this happened...

  13. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    ...and I'm worried about locking the door...:rolleyes:
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  14. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    NYC here and theft is the issue I hear about most. Transporation can be a pain. Some areas have flooding issues.
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