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Was only really funny if you were there...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Mar 15, 2008.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    ..but the singer in one of the bands I play in sprayed fast fret down his throat between songs the other night thinking it was throat spray.

    Feel free to share your silly stories.
     
  2. Ibanezzer

    Ibanezzer

    Aug 12, 2004
    Dayton, Ohio
    wow.... how'd he do with the rest of the set?
     
  3. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Just a couple random things...


    I did a salsa gig once at the Bayfront Auditorium in Miami back when I used to live there. I was a sub and there was no rehearsal; a sight-reading gig. Anyway, the last number was a medley of Latin favourites. The chart I was handed (seconds before the countoff) consisted of a page of sheet music with the names of the songs (in Spanish) to be played. That's it. Oh, there were no indications of any chords or even a key for any of them, plus I had never heard of any of these songs anyway...oh, and I don't speak Spanish. Medley was pretty rough....


    I was on a gig with Othello where the whole PA wouldn't work. He was troubleshooting for quite a while and mystified until he realized he had plugged the PA power strip into itself.

    In 1995 I was working on Premier Cruise Lines. On our stage, there was a TV monitor set up facing the band, hanging from the ceiling. There were also several throughout the room. It was supposed to be a multi-media type show, and there was a point where we had to play along with a video retrospective. The rest of the time, it would just show what was happening on stage, as the ship filmed the shows for sale, and we could see what was going on better. One day, during one of these lulls in the show, our soundman Burt decided it would be funny to show a porno on our monitor. It was funny. What was even funnier was that he forgot to send it just to our monitor feed, and instead had it going throughout the room, about 15-20 monitors, dispersed throughout the room. Burt doesn't work for PCL anymore.
     

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