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New Years Eve gig... any advice?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DRBassist, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. DRBassist


    Aug 30, 2007
    Jersey Shore
    My band is playing on New Year's Eve at a bar in NY. It's a nice venue with many local people. We've played there twice before. We're a fun classic rock cover band. We've done many gigs but never on New Year's Eve.

    Does anyone have any ideas for what we should do? Play? Should we have give-aways? Anything we SHOULDN'T do? We're looking for ideas to make the night special for everyone who attends and for the venue so they ask us back again!

    Thanks for any info you can provide.
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Secure your speaker stands. That’s all I got.
  3. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    nothing magical about it. Just work up Auld Lang Syne and you got it.
    elgecko, sharkbait130 and DRBassist like this.
  4. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Don't hand out the noise makers too early. That paste can't be put back in the tube.
  5. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Yes, nothing more pathetic on New Year's Eve than an insecure stand.
  6. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Hire a stripper and have her do the count-down?
    robd likes this.
  7. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Structure the set list to be flexible enough to allow you to stop in plenty of time to do the obligatory countdown to midnight, have "Auld Lang Syne" practiced and ready, and don't get hit by the amateur drunks who will be crowding the highways.
    DRBassist likes this.
  8. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Dress up - I assume the crowd will be, and you should always be better dressed than the crowd.

    Be ready for drunks.
    DRBassist, Chad Michael and Oddly like this.

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