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Rules: How to Tour in a Band

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Spinal Tapper, Nov 11, 2010.


  1. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
  2. LaklandBass

    LaklandBass

    Jan 26, 2005
    IL
    that was awesome
     
  3. Legendary!
     
  4. xchristopherx

    xchristopherx

    Mar 22, 2008
    I toured in a hardcore band for about 10 years straight and agree with most of these things. Best tip I ever got was in a n article written by the guitar player of white zombie. I think in a guitar world in the mid 90s. Anyway, he said that people need to get over pooping in public rest rooms, unless you can hold it for the entire tour. as a bass player, the best advice I have is to ALWAYS have spare cables. A backup bass and head, and 9v batteries! I dontcare how great your power supply is, stuff fails.
     
  5. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    yup.
    spot on.
     
  6. That's the most spot on tour advice ever.
     
  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Most of those are rules we should follow every day.
     
  8. Infidelity

    Infidelity Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Melbourne, FL
    That was great! Really great!
     
  9. Yerf Dog

    Yerf Dog

    Jun 29, 2009
    Carol Stream, IL
    Sticky-worthy
     
  10. +1
     
  11. I remember a friend who's toured a bunch (I haven't) also said something like:

    "There will be a time when someone in the band is having sex in the same room that you are in, or you will be having sex with someone while at least one member of the band will be around. If you can't handle it or get too creeped out, then don't go on tour."

    I don't know if that really would happen to me now that I'm in my 30s, but it would have been entirely possible 10+ years ago...
     
  12. Obe

    Obe

    May 15, 2005
    Springfield MA area
    This is great!
     
  13. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    Yup! very accurate on many points
     
  14. joshwilkesbooth

    joshwilkesbooth

    Jul 17, 2009
    Awesome.
     
  15. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    I wonder if it's ok to cuss.
     
  16. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    And maybe one other- Don't spend your money like you are on vacation. You're working!
     
  17. Sounds like pretty good advice.
     
  18. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Ankh-Morpork
  19. 440Hz

    440Hz

    Nov 17, 2003
    Midwest
    love this.
     
  20. gttim

    gttim

    Dec 12, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Friend of mine roadied for a bunch of bands in the 80's. He said the rules were:

    "If it is wet, drink it. If it is dry, smoke it. If it moves, **** it. If it doesn't, load it on the truck."
     

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