Portlandia what's that?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by DalibortheBeast, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. DalibortheBeast


    Aug 10, 2011
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  2. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    The first 20 seconds looked as though it was going to be funny, but then... :yawn:
  3. Winfred


    Oct 21, 2011
    Ugh. Funny and painful. I dread seeing those guys at gigs.
  4. Hi,

    Yep, kind of funny in a dark, annoying way. I've seen "that guy" before. I've talked to bands after the gig but try my best not to be a pest. They've got things they'd rather be doing than hanging with a schlub like me. :unsure:

    Portlandia is a fabulously funny show. Carrie Brownstien and Fred Armisen are terrific with their sociopolitical commentary.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  5. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    Timely.. 'cus we had one of them at our "memorial" gig last night.. sitting in with former members of our band (as lead singer passed away unexpectedly 2 weeks ago) and playing 5 songs.
    This guy comes up at the end, looking a my guitar, commenting.. looking at the GT10 I was using (only ever done one gig with it before as it was my backup rig and and easy setup), commenting on the other folks gear... the dude even got up on the stage and walked around commenting - all while we're trying to quickly remove our stuff so the other band can get back to/continue playing..

    No clue who he was.. but hey.. you never know with these folks...so better to be polite and let it slide. :cautious:
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  6. DalibortheBeast


    Aug 10, 2011
    I'm a little worried that I have been that guy before...lol. After having more than a few too many, I tend to strike up conversations with the members of bar bands. Nothing condescending though and from what I can remember is fellow musicians who also like to talk gear.
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  7. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    It looks like something I probably wouldn't be interested in. I could be wrong, though. I'd have to watch an entire episode to know for sure.
  8. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I have seen that guy on occasion. It's usually a drunk guy hitting on the singer though.
  9. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    OMG! Yes, I've had encounters with "that guy", especially when I ran a PA system. I hate to go into W.C.Fields 'go away, kid, you bother me' mode, but sometimes it's a necessity. Right now I'm deep into the Portlandia marathon on IFC, I just love that show, they nail it every time. Here's another vignette with 'that' character, for all you home studio enthusiasts(first time I saw it, I thought that perhaps the other guy was Mitch Gallagher from Sweetwater Sound, which would be too perfect)...