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Why Play Bad Venues?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by GK Growl, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011

    Upon close up it appears you have some sort of alien life form wearing a black dress sitting at the table. I'd watch out for that one.
  2. BEADG63

    BEADG63 Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Buffalo, NY
    Got real culture shock last fall when I subbed on a few gigs with different bands at casinos. Smoking is allowed in the casinos...I am a former smoker, but I cannot tolerate tobacco smoke at all anymore. Hated both of those gigs and will probably say no if I am ever asked to do one again.
  3. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    For years I gigged every weekend in smokey bars. Like REALLY smokey bars. I drank a ton, didn't sleep enough, usually partied with a lady I met, and woke up with a terrible headache and felt like crap all day after. Well, I'm older and wiser (and married) now. Last year I had a run of those same smokey bars. This time: minimal drinking, no partying late with the ladies, and some decent sleep. Guess what? I STILL feel like crap! Turns out it was the smoke all along!
    I say ditch the gig. If it's not fun, don't do it.
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  4. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    There are a million guys sitting at home tonight bummed about not having any gigs and you're really complaining about having a good paying gig on a Friday night ????? Time for a wake up call grandma......
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  5. Hurricane Jimmie

    Hurricane Jimmie Supporting Member

    This is where you take turns calling out songs that you never get to do...or never have done. Have some fun!
  6. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    All about perspective...
  7. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Good luck, Mikey!
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  8. mikeluch

    mikeluch Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Ocala, FL
    Loads of places here in FL. Finding ones that don't is rare. I am originally from the Northeast, and this is quite a change for me
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  9. wyleeboxer

    wyleeboxer Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Orange County, CA
    Power through with the attitude you need the practice and a
    real boxing match is the best practice of all.. “knock his head off Rock!”
  10. kdogg


    Nov 13, 2005
    The OP never mentioned what he was being paid, but if it’s the standard hundred bucks, I wouldn’t exactly call that a “good” paying gig.
  11. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    I miss smoking in bars, casually lighting up a Camel when I feel like it on stage, and I miss winning bar fights.
    Best way to meet drunk women.
  12. It is when you do the panorama photo, things get distorted. Ironically one of the complaints was about smoke and there was something burning in our area while we were playing outside not far from a dock. There was a patrol boat checking the area and I heard its radio saying something about night fishermen, but I don't think they found what it was. But there was definitely smoke. I was thinking about what I would grab if there was a fire.
  13. Flabass


    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Sounds like one of my typical gigs. And I'm happy to get them just to be able to play out to a live audience.
  14. FingerDub

    FingerDub Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Maybe age is catching up with you. Smoking and fighting sounds awesome to me!
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  15. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space

    Burning animals on stage, doing the blood offerings or sacrifying virgins...

    Yeah! The good old days! I miss them too… :(

    Rock & Roll 's no longer what it used to be! :laugh::laugh::laugh:

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  16. BurtMacklinFBI


    Apr 3, 2018
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  17. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space

    :D Fixed it for you!


  18. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    The psychology of waving an AK around while I'm showing off my $40k bracelet in a mumble rap video just doesn't work for me.
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  19. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Sounds quaint. What are the restrooms like?
  20. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    I went to the doctor, raised my arm up over my head and said: “Doc, it hurts when I do that.”

    Doctor: “Don’t do that.”

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