Poor guy couldn't even get on the stage

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by 327, May 25, 2018.

  1. 327

    327 Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    Covington, Louisiana
    I went to a bridal show last night and there was a wedding band playing. I'm looking all around for the bass player and then suddenly I spot him. I had to take a pic for you guys. I know the stage was a little small....but c'mon!
    This sums up being a bass player. Kid was really good too and had a real nice LPB Jazz.
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  2. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Poor guy. I've been there, though.
  3. 327

    327 Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    Covington, Louisiana
    I kind of admire him. I would totally be the same way. I wouldn't mind standing off to the side facing the opposite direction as long as I can hear the rest of the band lol.
  4. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Yep--it happens. I've done entire gigs standing behind a speaker column.
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  5. Staredge


    Aug 7, 2010
    Damascus, MD
    Been there. Ottos's in NYC. For some reason, one time we played there I ended up off the side. Didn't mind so much. More room to move without falling off.
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  6. bwildt


    Mar 21, 2017
    Wichita, Kansas
    Although his space is limited, I can't believe that the drummer couldn't scoot over a foot at least.
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I agree. He could have totally fit on that stage. Really bad band move, IMO. Doesn't look good. Especially for a showcase.
  8. viper4000


    Aug 17, 2010
    He may be too tall for that stage. There's no way I would be able to stand next to the drummer on that stage/riser.
  9. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    Maybe he's afraid of heights?

    Maybe he's stage shy and he trick himself out of his phobia by not standing on the stage....
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  10. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    Who cares? He's only playing bass! :roflmao:
  11. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    that's not a stage...that's a riser!
  12. Spent


    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I guess I (and my bands) missed the memo, I've always taken a prominent position on stage.
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  13. JKB1957


    Jul 18, 2015
    Wedding gig. Not singing. I'm not on stage, no one can see me. Give me a chair, a cold one, and pay me my money. Easy gig except for the loading in and out.
  14. idorky


    Dec 27, 2006
    ohh yeah...plenty a tymes i've been in this situation... .... they may not see me, but they definitely can hear me" ;)
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  15. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Been there too. Oh well, the price of fame/fortune/rock and roll...;)
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  16. Mili


    Nov 14, 2015
    this is my favorite place to play.
    I'm serious.:cool:
  17. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    He’s got a very well-groomed beard.
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  18. trofud


    Mar 28, 2018
    Montreal, Canada
    I think it's pretty funny! I would have laughed the whole set! Most bass players complain about not getting noticed: well, that guy has his own thread right here, pictures to prove it!!!
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  19. Mediocrity Man

    Mediocrity Man Master of Mediocrity

    Apr 11, 2014
    Wantage, New Jersey
    :rollno: No respect...

    I've been left with a 2x2 square to stand in many times. Usually due to the guitar players massive pedal board. ***?

    I love getting to the venue early so I can stake my claim. I usually get asked: "Is that where you are going to be?"

    My answer: "Yes, it's on the side of the snare and high hat and I have enough room for my gear.
  20. Not much head room under there behind the sax player. The sound might have been bad there.
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