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Superstitious rituals?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Broadstbully22, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Broadstbully22


    Dec 5, 2011
    What do you guys do before a gig, our do you have to have something, say something, have people on stage some way?

    I put bobble heads on my amp, they dance, and clean my basses before. As a band we take a shot of black velvet and say a prayer. lol.

    So what do you do?
  2. I take a quick whizz.
  3. Make snarky comments on TB. Like this- why is this thread in basses? I'm think *misc* or *live performance* :)
  4. younggun


    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    I drink a Scotch or Irish whiskey...not superstitious but it makes me feel better.
  5. Broadstbully22


    Dec 5, 2011
  6. Who are you lol'g at? I was DEAD serious, and Younggun may have a terrible drinking problem!

    j/k ;)
  7. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    I like to tune.
  8. AtomicPunk

    AtomicPunk Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Detroit Metro, MI USA
    I have an order I like to hook things up in and have 10 quiet minutes to tune silently and think about what I have to do.
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Draw a pentagram in the center of the stage using all of the salt from the salt shakers at the bar, light some black candles at the five points of the pentagram, sacrifice a goat in the center of the pentagram, and we're pretty much good to go.

    Yeah, my band plays surf music........
  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Just make sure Im feeling good, tuned up, and ready to go. Make sure that pint glass is full.
  11. YOU are insane. :cool:
  12. Seems legit.
  13. Broadstbully22


    Dec 5, 2011
    I used to play in a band with a drummer who had severe ocd. It would take him forever to do all these wierd rituals, touching things in a certain order and counting. It was kinda sad. Would take him a half hour.
  14. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL

    Psssh. Rookie.
  15. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
  16. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    classy guy. :scowl:
  17. My drummer takes a good 45 minutes, and that's the cocktail kit. In his defense, it's all legit(adjusting, tuning, etc- no ritualitic silliness), & he is WELL worth it.
  18. RNV


    Apr 13, 2010
    Loxahatchee, Fl
    fEARful (I endorse them, not visa versa)
    After a broken neck on a new bass and one chipped tooth, I tie my shoes with a double knot. ALWAYS!!!
  19. Toastfuzz


    Jul 20, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Shots of Jagermeister, anywhere from 1 to 6 depending on the gig :D
  20. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL

    Hey at least he doesn't do it directly on the bar top, Judgey McJudgerson.

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