The face of...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by MJ_Sotti, Jun 5, 2021.


  1. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    its 1:00, everyone went home at midnight....why must we play another set
     
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  2. L Anthony

    L Anthony Supporting Member

    May 14, 2009
    Ohio
    The venue's organizer just announced that a car fitting his car's description has just been towed for illegally being parked, but he knows that really wasn't why it was towed...
     
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  3. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Should have brought the Pbass!
     
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  4. rickster4003

    rickster4003

    Feb 15, 2013
    Frustration, half the band didn't make it.
     
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  5. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan DNA Endorsing Artist Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    Actually had that happen on stage at the Golden Nugget in Fallon Nevada in about 1972. The tall stage had a semi circular front. Female vocalist was at front along with Conga player. I was stage right and back a bit and guitarist was stage left behind them. The the drummer was in between us. A sudden miasma of toxic fumes made my eyes water and it became difficult to breathe because of the stench. Female vocalist went out into the audience in front with her 100-ft. cord. Guitarist stepped down the stairs off the left side of the stage. I stepped off on the right onto the top of a table first, then the cushions of the booth, and finally on the floor as far away as my 20-ft coil cord would stretch...conga player kept playing... Music sounded fine but the Conga player was the only one left on stage besides the drummer.

    Then the drums stopped playing except for the high-hat. The drummer was near the top of the stairs on the left stretching out as far as he could while continuing to tap out a rhythm on his high hat....then the audience was cracking up and the conga player figured out what was happening. He left the stage and didn't return for the rest of our 3rd set. Never had my eyes water from that before or since...:thumbsup:
     
  6. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
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  7. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes

    May 3, 2020
    “...someone thinking I should have stayed in real-estate”

    “...someone who dropped acid and is now convinced his fingerprints are actually TVs.”
     
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  8. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    The face of a man who just heard "you can't play your bass until you fold that laundry".
     
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  9. 2112

    2112

    Apr 30, 2005
    Getting up before the sun is warm... like 1:30, 2 o'clock in the afternoon. You should sleep late, man... it's just much easier on your constitution.
     
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  10. spatters

    spatters

    Mar 25, 2002
    When the drunk guy at the bar thinks he's clever by yelling "FREEBIRD!" for the 37th time that night

    ALTERNATE:

    "I left my cables in the other gig bag, so I'm going to have to ask the keyboardist to borrow a cable...
    ...again...
    ...and it'll be a 5-footer so I'll be spending the entire night leashed to my amp"
     
  11. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Thanks man, that set me off good. I got nothin' after that.
     
  12. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa Supporting Member

    May 29, 2017
    Sound checking drums...
     
  13. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    Gentlemen, seriously.
    This is the face of
    “ Who booked this f***ing gig”
    Just my .02
     
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  15. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    poopie, I play with a couple of different singer/songwriter types who (a) put the capo on the wrong place and launch into a song or (b) just announce some new song I've never heard before at the gig and start playing. My job is to keep up.
     
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  16. turcmic

    turcmic Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Montreal, QC
    DJ is playing some Nickleback and Mustang Sally is the first song on the set list.
     
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  17. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Simple. Waiting for the lead vocalist to arrive.

    And thinking "Wouldn't it be great to be kicking back in a boat right now!"
     
  18. ahbradot

    ahbradot

    Dec 14, 2019
    Florida
    They keep loosing power in the middle of a song.
    That damn fuse box!
    I could never understand how a venue not fix those things....
     
  19. Spyrosaab

    Spyrosaab Swimming in the deep end.

    Aug 27, 2011
    Australia
    …concentration getting the drunk guitarists guitar to levitate.
     
  20. Garagiste

    Garagiste

    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    “The guitar player has again lost all the picks I previously gave him and needs another one.”
     
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