twinjet's night at the party

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by twinjet, Jul 1, 2018.


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  1. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Hey gang,
    Got a last-minute call to fill in for a local folk band I started working with last year. Second show I've played with, and man, was it fun. Last night, we played a show for two fans of the band who were celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary together. Exciting!

    It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
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    Setting up. Tyson (gtr/vox) and Nichole (fiddle) on the left. Leo, our pedal steel player, messing around with my bass. Isaac (perc./vox) on the right.
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    Leo having a great time messing around on the four banger.
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    We had an enjoyable audience. They really liked our material. Unfortunately, no pictures, but we had plenty of dancing going on towards the end
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    Soooo much great food! Had to decline the free beer, sadly.
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    Someone misplaced the DANGER sign. Whoops.
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    Personnel (L-R):
    Leo -- Pedal steel guitar
    Nichole -- Fiddle
    Miguel -- Electric bass
    Isaac -- Vocals/percussion
    Tyson (BL) -- Guitar/Vocals
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    Thanks for checking it out.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2018
  2. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Nice! I love backyard parties like that. Fun looking group. Fun looking band. Did you do a tit for tat and mess around with Leo's steel? :D
     
  3. oldrocker

    oldrocker Supporting Member

    Nice, are you guys in Alaska?
     
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  4. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Yep!
     
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    good job all the way around! glad you had a blast! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. TWolf

    TWolf

    Jan 20, 2011
    The Deep South
    What was the pay? Just the food and beer?
     
  7. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    No. We were hired for $150 a piece for 3 hours of our time. Half of the band lives two hours out of town, so beer and barbecue pay isn't a thing with them.
     
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  8. Rumbledore

    Rumbledore Inactive

    Jun 2, 2018
    peninsula
    bruh! looka like some fun!
     
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  9. TWolf

    TWolf

    Jan 20, 2011
    The Deep South
    Oh wow! Nice score then.
    My new start up has been invited to something similar. We are in negotiations but I don't think we can get near that much per man. We are all local though, so we may do it anyway just to get our name out there a little bit.
     
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  10. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    Cincinnati
    Some of my fondest memories are of private party gigs. Seems like they are almost always a good time. This looked to be no exception!
     
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  11. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Sussex WI
    Nice G&L
    Duke
     
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  12. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Denver
    Great gig report! Lots like great times ! Enjoy the summer and how you get many more of these!
     
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  13. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Great gig, Miguel! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  14. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Yep. Those and “parlor” or small private concerts are great. Beats the average bar gig by a mile IMO. (Unless you’re @BassCliff. His bar gigs always look like a blast to play. ;))

    @twinjet - Glad that went well. Decent enough pay, food looks good, and sounds like it was a fun job. Hope it’s the first of many for you.
     
  15. growlypants

    growlypants

    Nov 10, 2012
    Atlanta
    Thanks for posting! Good looking crew! (Looks like that pastry table was used and abused!!)
     
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  16. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Had a similar backyard barbeque gig all the way over here in Virginia last night @twinjet... nice gig report. We just had a two hour drive, $100 a-piece, but also had a ton of fun, and an awesome dinner. (and your fiddler is prettier than ours too. :D)
     
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  17. FenderB

    FenderB

    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    How cool, thanks for sharing.
     
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  18. Is Nichole single? I think she’s hot.
     
  19. Nice Adam Neely shirt ;)
     
  20. Davbassdude

    Davbassdude

    Mar 16, 2012
    Florida
    You and your band look like you have a great deal of fun playing together. That is worth a lot! Glad to see you're playing and appear to be having a great time. Hope you get to play many more decent paying (outdoor) gigs this summer.
     
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