Third-person sort-of gig report: The Who in Grand Rapids, MI

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Jimruth, May 7, 2019.

  1. Jimruth

    Jimruth Guest

    I know this isn’t an actual gig report, and it’s not about bass guitar, but I’m just so excited I don’t know what to do with myself.

    Later tonight, my cousin, John, is playing trombone (which uses a bass clef, amiright?) with The Who during the band’s tour kickoff in Grand Rapids, MI. (I live in northern Virginia, so I am not in attendance.) The band is hiring locals for backups, so he won’t be getting on the tour bus afterward.

    He sent me the photo below from the sound check (of Zak Starkey and Simon Townshend). He also texted me to tell me he’d sat in catering with Pete.


    Although my cousin regularly tours with acts like Bob Seger and Noel Ferguson, this is the first one I actually care about!

    Maybe if I practice really hard I can play bass when the band comes to the DC area later this month....
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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Cool! Let your cousin know we need more pics. :thumbsup:
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  3. cool - looks like Zak Starkey is playing Electric drums? - those aren't acoustic cymbals
  4. Jimruth

    Jimruth Guest

    My cousin is a brass player and not a gear head. I doubt I’ll get any equipment info out of him.
  5. KaseOfBass

    KaseOfBass Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Indeed, those are Roland V-Drums.
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  6. Hi,

    I saw "The Two" with all the gang here in So Cal a couple years ago. Great show.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  7. darkwasthenight

    darkwasthenight Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2010
    Hiwatt - UK Team
    With PT's hearing issues wouldn't surprise me if they're running a quiet stage.