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Talk about a crappy back drop...

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by sm49341, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. sm49341


    May 12, 2013
    3D90FFCE-AB5A-4C70-971B-2242B3E96E9A. Played a party this past weekend. Business owner has a pretty impressive sized nice new building. But its kinda like a warehouse- and its a plumbing business. Our backgroud actually included not only rolls of pex waterline, but shelves of toilets. Top that!
  2. Hope that is an American Standard P bass!
  3. Shelves of toilets make an excellent backdrop for half the bands I hear.
  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Plumbing is the heart of any building, just like Rock 'n Roll is the heart of....what was I going to say...?

    At least you had a paying gig!

    Go forth and multiply!
  5. Good thing you didn't bring the Ray, you might've accidently brought home a toile... never mind. :D
  6. PauFerro


    Jun 8, 2008
    United States
    With all the toilets in the background, I too hope it's an American Pee bass. Gotta have a consistent theme to your staging.
  7. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Well you could start a new three-piece progressive kind of rock band with a lead singing bassist and call it "Flush."
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Most of the lazy bands I see locally stack their cases and gear boxes on stage. Not much different in my view.

    Throw in a Home Depot tarp or a piece of cloth from piece goods with their name spray painted on it and.....

    I like your backdrop better.
    Stumbo and pjbassist like this.
  9. viper4000


    Aug 17, 2010
    One of the best private parties I have played was in a place just like this. We thought the sound was going to be terrible, but there was just enough product in the shelving, along with a big rug type floor covering, the sound was pretty good.
    Stumbo likes this.
  10. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    As long as the check cleared...
  11. sm49341


    May 12, 2013
    Of course its an American Standard Pee bass. Yea, it was actually a pretty good gig. Nice party, its the 2nd time weve played for the business. In all honesty, we’re big boys and should really have a back drop for these situations, but we dont. Harbor freight now has those black mesh tarps. They are partially see thru, like fine netting. I see them used at big concert venues for back drop all the time. Just would need a good hanging system, they should be hung tight, with bungy cord tension, not loose like a curtain.
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  12. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Putting together a framework made of PVC pipe and fittings wasn’t your first thought????
    Matthew_84, HamOnTheCob and Sixgunn like this.
  13. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Playing against a backdrop of racked toilets is something I find oddly appealing.

    Go figure. :laugh:
  14. Looks like somebody doesn't care for the fugly Blackheart logo on that speaker cab either.
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  15. last month we played for the opening of a venue's summer "patio", which was really just a fenced in portion of the alley between the venue and the U-Haul place next door. We had to move dumpsters to load in. Even still...wasn't the worst place I've played.

    mech, Jimmy4string, sm49341 and 2 others like this.
  16. Ritchie_Darling

    Ritchie_Darling Bass @ AZ Supporting Member

    May 22, 2006
    Impulse buyer...
    I did a fill in gig at Arcosanti Village in Arizona......

    My backdrop was the concrete utility wall and scheduling white board....

    But, the check cleared and the beer was free!! WIN!

    lowtom, saabfender, Oddly and 5 others like this.
  17. Could be worse, some inebriated patron could try using one of the inventoried lavatory items, miss and short out your pedalboard. Yikes!!! Hate when that happens. :laugh:
  18. rocu


    Jan 28, 2015
    Missoula, MT
    Better than big televisions showing random sporting events.
  19. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I'm glad you guys got a handle on it. Not sure I could have taken the plunge.
  20. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Nice bass!

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