Rich’s first Gig Report - here goes nuthin!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by richntiff, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. I haven’t posted a gig report before, but wanted to give a little slice of gigginess from my little corner of the world in northern Wisconsin.

    This past Saturday my country/pop/rock covers band, Double Barrel, played a private party. The venue was the house/farmette of some relatives of our drummer. We’ve played for them before, and they know how to throw a party, so we happily said yes when they asked us to play for their combination graduation/summer/let’s just have a party, party.

    Here we are most of the way through the setup dance:


    note: Hawaiian shirt guy is NOT part of the band. We’d have to learn some Jimmy Buffet to let him sit in ;)

    After setup, I journeyed to the opposite side of the garage/pole barn/nicer than my house area to inspect a cool looking little enclosed trailer parked there. What did I find? Whiskey/sour, vodka/cranberry, and margaritas ON TAP. Labeled with duct tape and sharpie. True Wisconsin style!


    There was food. I didn’t take pics because it came out right as we started playing, and, well, it was really good but no pics. Sorry.

    wait! There was a popcorn machine…


    so here’s our little band. We have fun and don’t take anything overly seriously. Kalee on keys, Peter on guitar, Adrean on lead vox, some nerdy looking bass player, and Mitch on drums. We all sing. Kalee is pretty new to the band and gigging in general - but every gig we hear her belting it out a little more. She has a great voice and we are encouraging her to go for it!

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    The crowd was in fine form and had a blast dancing to everything we threw at them…

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    We played about 45 minutes over after being talked into ‘one more song’ about six times…

    Very fun night! Here’s some video Mitch’s wife grabbed. Overall… happy with my bass tone finally lol!

    I’m no Luke Combs but I try…

    All country bands play 90’s Alternative too, right?

    Save the proverbial horse…

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2021
  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Always great to see a successful gig going on!
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  3. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    You had me at "popcorn machine." :woot: :D

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  4. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Ok, Ok .. I'll give you a pass on the food since you did provide some nice shots of the chicks.. and the music was loud which I like.. nice job on your 1st gig report... we expect many more. Popcorn meh! ;)
  5. I appreciate it sir! I’ll do better with food pics next time around !
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  6. I agree with dbase. Except about the popcorn. I love popcorn.
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  7. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington
    Looks like a good time. Keep em coming!
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  8. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Great report...and what fun it looks like.
    Congratulations....and Thank you for sharing
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  9. Jason Stock

    Jason Stock

    Aug 13, 2019
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing
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  10. Eli_Kyiv


    Apr 7, 2020
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Great report, photo and video.
    I was especially pleased to see Roland XP80. This old horse still going steady.
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  11. Th3 Fly

    Th3 Fly

    Jul 30, 2018
    Fun gig. Always an ego boost when they ask for 1 more.
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  12. Great gig report, looks like fun was had by all in attendance so it's all good.

    Love popcorn machines like that, my son has one in their basement/media room. Good stuff!

    You have a "nerdy bass player" too? One thing our bands have in common I guess.

    Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup:
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  13. growlypants


    Nov 10, 2012
    Outrageously excellent first report, sir!! In fact, excellent, PERIOD!!! I love the popcorn machine, the bass amp, the chicks.... (One thing, though. That keyboard player needs to smile more.). (Kidding!). Looking forward to lots more. Yay, band! (To quote the famous BassCliff!):thumbsup:
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  14. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Great report, you guys are having and providing fun... :)
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  15. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    great gig report of what sounds like a great gig - i really enjoyed your report :)
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  16. Holdsg

    Holdsg Father of Pugs Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    well done....keep em comin'
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  17. jastraw


    Dec 19, 2016
    I love hearing about successful gigs. By all account, this was one. All ages were grooving. Nicely done. Keep them coming. Whiskey sour on tap, come on!
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  18. SunByrne

    SunByrne trained monkey Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    Right there, automatically a successful gig.

    Seriously, though, excellent gig report. Maybe the first, but hopefully not the last!
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  19. :roflmao:
  20. Kalee has perma-smile - it’s a fact!