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#2921311 - 04/13/18 04:10 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: AWkeys]
analogika Offline
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I cannot measure up to the insanity already posted above, but:

One of my first-ever top40 cover gigs. I was in over my head, and woefully underprepared, but just about able to pull it off.

Had an Electro2 for organs and clav, and the SY77 on top for a bunch of strings, brass, pianos, and synths, with the Rock & Pop expansion cards supplying a lot of the samples.

Sound check is all good.

Get up on stage for the gig, and I notice the first patch sounds really weird. Turns out the card slots had failed in the meantime. Okay. I figure I’ll have to start playing and switch to alternative sounds on the fly if they’re missing sample elements.

Third song in, monitoring dies. Completely. For the rest of the show.

At some point, the panicked adrenaline gave way to hilarity over the realisation that not only could I not hear what I was playing, but I couldn’t hear whether I was playing at all.

The singer hired me for another project a decade later though, so I must have come across okay...

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By far the worst gig I’ve ever played was two nights in a row at a notoriously raunchy carnival festival here in Northern Germany. The...it...there was this guy in the audience wearing a wig, a black corset which left his belly spilling out underneath, and blue nylon pantyhose in black stilettos, with nothing underneath... and that, while poignant, wasn’t the worst thing about that job...nor was the Roman guard dry-humping the Greek flower girl against my Monitor the next night...nor the fact that I could hardly hear the drummer nor my own monitor over the accordion music and dance polka blaring at my side of the stage from one of the other stages some twenty yards away...

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#2921316 - 04/13/18 05:33 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: analogika]
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1)Got to gig, 2 hour drive. There was no gig. Client had provisionally booked us then decided not to go ahead with the event. Forgot to let us know. Main roads were flooded on the way back so had to go a longer way home.

That was annoying: this next incident was almost my very definition of a gig from hell; a situation that many musicians probably have nightmares about.

2)A few of us were asked to play the wedding reception for our singer. She wanted a few songs from me and the others, then wanted me to do a solo rendition of Claire de Lune. "Sure, i played that when I was younger, I can do that." I was a lazy student with no sense of priorities at the time, and decided to finally start learning it again less than 2 weeks before the wedding. Listened to it, looked at the sheet music..."This isn't what I remember" I thought. Turns out I'd learnt a kids version when I was younger. The real version wasn't in C and wasn't 1 and a half pages long. I wasn't a classical pianist, so I couldn't learn it all in that short space of time. Tried and tried to learn it u til 2 days before the wedding. I'd kinda got the hang of 2-3 pages, but had no clue how to play the last 6. Tried calling the bride (my good friend the singer) to tell her. No answer (she was about to get married, cant blame her). Tried emailing and texting. No reply.

Morning of the wedding comes. Arrive and she's at the Manor House getting ready but comes out to see us before we go set up. Find out she doesn't know a thing and still thinks I'm playing. Never got any of my calls or voicemails. I decide I can't tell her the morning of her wedding that I'm not doing it.

She's been excited to hear Claire De Lune because her grandparents used to play it to her when she was young. It's even mentioned in the Order of Service that I'll be playing. Seems I've no choice; I buy a version of Claire De Lune on iTunes and download it. Hook the iPod to the mixer and start to practice miming it. The other singer is the only one who knows what I'm doing. People start arriving. Wedding is busy and in a marque so I'm 2 feet from the front row. Everyone can see my hands, including all of her musician friends and family.

Signing of the register comes, the celebrant (the bastard that he is) announces to everyone that "[Bride]s good friend and keyboard player Nadroj is going to now play Claire De Lune, in rememberence of her grandparents who sadly are no longer with us. Nadroj, the floor is yours."

AS SUBTELY AS I CAN I lean over to press play on the iPod, which is hidden under my thigh. It's locked. Unlock it slowly, in absolute silence as everyone looks at me. It plays, I know the first two pages, so I start miming along with the volume on my keyboard turned down to zero. Had to really be ready to come in as soon as the track starts; there's a few seconds of silence at the beginning. By the 4th page no one is looking at me except for her brother in the front row and the camera man. I can see one of my band mates sitting just to my right bobbing up and down trying to keep his laughter in (he was the other guy playing so was there at soundcheck).

Celebrant nods me to stop as they've signed and got their pictures. I lean over with one hand, still miming, and turn it off at a point where the pianist on the track is obviously playing with two hands. The celebrant sees this and stares at me. At the same time I'm trying to turn my keyboard volume up so that I can play a little closing melody on the piano to make it look like it was me playing...It must have looked awful.

She came to me later in the day thanking me because it meant so much to her. Said I played it "beautifully." I drank a lot that night.

Then 2 years ago in front of our whole band during a break at a gig she asked me if I remembered playing Claire de Lune at her wedding. I said yes. Asked me "...were you miming?" Now by then everyone in our circle of friends and musicians, in our agency and who was at our college know this story; everyone except her. Must have been central Scotland's best kept secret. I actually became famous for it. I go scarlet red and can't say anything.. She starts laughing, then everyone else starts too. Turns out they rewatched their wedding video that week and noticed that after a certain point in the piece my hands were doing something totally different to what was being played.

We all laugh about it now, but I can say with all honesty that those seven minutes were the worst seven minutes of my life. If I was put in that situation again I don't know how I'd cope. I know people who have nightmares that they're on stage and suddenly don't know how to play; it was literally just like that. Decided then and there 1) I'm never taking any classical jobs or favours ever again, and 2) I will never be unprepared for anything ever again for as long as I live.


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#2921320 - 04/13/18 06:04 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: Nadroj]
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Good job not letting the bride down Nadroj!! To put yourself through that was truly selfless. Kudos!! cheers
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#2921322 - 04/13/18 06:35 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: richforman]
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Originally Posted By: richforman
Those were two great stories!

I know!! I get all paranoid when I splash a little gasoline on my hand overfilling the tank.

But to use Gasoline as a solvent for cleaning your body, now *that* is hard core!!!

I wonder how it compares with Turpentine?
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#2921332 - 04/13/18 07:40 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: JazzPiano88]
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I've used gas to wash my hands many times - takes of oil and grease very well, but I follow up by washing with soap and water. Really dries out your hands though.
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#2921369 - 04/14/18 05:08 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: Nadroj]
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Originally Posted By: Nadroj
Seems I've no choice; I buy a version of Claire De Lune on iTunes and download it. Hook the iPod to the mixer and start to practice miming it.

I did the miming thing a few times on wedding gigs. The trick is to have a workstation keyboard with a built-in sequencer! It makes things much easier. Subtly pushing a button on the keyboard sure beats fumbling with an iPod! Classical midifiles are easy to find online too. Not only was I never busted, I did one ceremony with a trumpet player, he was the bandleader & booked the gig too – and he had no idea, and complimented me on my spectacular performance! Since the sequencer is playing your sounds, all you need to worry about is seamlessly switching to your actual playing when it's time to end the tune.

BTW I'm not particularly proud of this – but I don't play classical much and sometimes clients make some pretty audacious requests. Like the two-handed sonata I was asked to do once. Got to the ceremony and they wanted me set up in front, right next to the officiant – I'm usually pretty incognito in the back. I gave it m best Glenn Gould that day!

[EDIT - I meant to say FOUR hand piano piece, ha! Two-handed is a little more common!]


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#2921374 - 04/14/18 05:50 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: Nadroj]
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Registered: 03/11/07
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Loc: San Francisco, CA
Originally Posted By: Nadroj
1)Got to gig, 2 hour drive. There was no gig. Client had provisionally booked us then decided not to go ahead with the event. Forgot to let us know. Main roads were flooded on the way back so had to go a longer way home.

That was annoying: this next incident was almost my very definition of a gig from hell; a situation that many musicians probably have nightmares about.

2)A few of us were asked to play the wedding reception for our singer. She wanted a few songs from me and the others, then wanted me to do a solo rendition of Claire de Lune. "Sure, i played that when I was younger, I can do that." I was a lazy student with no sense of priorities at the time, and decided to finally start learning it again less than 2 weeks before the wedding. Listened to it, looked at the sheet music..."This isn't what I remember" I thought. Turns out I'd learnt a kids version when I was younger. The real version wasn't in C and wasn't 1 and a half pages long. I wasn't a classical pianist, so I couldn't learn it all in that short space of time. Tried and tried to learn it u til 2 days before the wedding. I'd kinda got the hang of 2-3 pages, but had no clue how to play the last 6. Tried calling the bride (my good friend the singer) to tell her. No answer (she was about to get married, cant blame her). Tried emailing and texting. No reply.

Morning of the wedding comes. Arrive and she's at the Manor House getting ready but comes out to see us before we go set up. Find out she doesn't know a thing and still thinks I'm playing. Never got any of my calls or voicemails. I decide I can't tell her the morning of her wedding that I'm not doing it.

She's been excited to hear Claire De Lune because her grandparents used to play it to her when she was young. It's even mentioned in the Order of Service that I'll be playing. Seems I've no choice; I buy a version of Claire De Lune on iTunes and download it. Hook the iPod to the mixer and start to practice miming it. The other singer is the only one who knows what I'm doing. People start arriving. Wedding is busy and in a marque so I'm 2 feet from the front row. Everyone can see my hands, including all of her musician friends and family.

Signing of the register comes, the celebrant (the bastard that he is) announces to everyone that "[Bride]s good friend and keyboard player Nadroj is going to now play Claire De Lune, in rememberence of her grandparents who sadly are no longer with us. Nadroj, the floor is yours."

AS SUBTELY AS I CAN I lean over to press play on the iPod, which is hidden under my thigh. It's locked. Unlock it slowly, in absolute silence as everyone looks at me. It plays, I know the first two pages, so I start miming along with the volume on my keyboard turned down to zero. Had to really be ready to come in as soon as the track starts; there's a few seconds of silence at the beginning. By the 4th page no one is looking at me except for her brother in the front row and the camera man. I can see one of my band mates sitting just to my right bobbing up and down trying to keep his laughter in (he was the other guy playing so was there at soundcheck).

Celebrant nods me to stop as they've signed and got their pictures. I lean over with one hand, still miming, and turn it off at a point where the pianist on the track is obviously playing with two hands. The celebrant sees this and stares at me. At the same time I'm trying to turn my keyboard volume up so that I can play a little closing melody on the piano to make it look like it was me playing...It must have looked awful.

She came to me later in the day thanking me because it meant so much to her. Said I played it "beautifully." I drank a lot that night.

Then 2 years ago in front of our whole band during a break at a gig she asked me if I remembered playing Claire de Lune at her wedding. I said yes. Asked me "...were you miming?" Now by then everyone in our circle of friends and musicians, in our agency and who was at our college know this story; everyone except her. Must have been central Scotland's best kept secret. I actually became famous for it. I go scarlet red and can't say anything.. She starts laughing, then everyone else starts too. Turns out they rewatched their wedding video that week and noticed that after a certain point in the piece my hands were doing something totally different to what was being played.

We all laugh about it now, but I can say with all honesty that those seven minutes were the worst seven minutes of my life. If I was put in that situation again I don't know how I'd cope. I know people who have nightmares that they're on stage and suddenly don't know how to play; it was literally just like that. Decided then and there 1) I'm never taking any classical jobs or favours ever again, and 2) I will never be unprepared for anything ever again for as long as I live.


hahaha... wedding gig nicely described! You do what you gotta do! Next time you'll be better, you can add in some pained facial expressions, furrow your brow, squint your eyes, a bit of chest heaving, make eye contact with the pretty girls, sell it baby!

By the way, I guess you were doing what a DJ does, right? You should have charged more for those extra services. wave
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#2921378 - 04/14/18 06:02 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: Reezekeys]
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My worst gig experiences involve fights breaking out. The worst one was a wedding where there was bad blood between the two families. After a few hours of getting juiced up on booze a brawl broke out. There had to be at least 40 people beating the hell out of each other. Then someone threw a bottle at a mirror wall -- glass everywhere! The bride stormed out of the catering hall in a rage walking alone down the highway in her wedding gown. That was quite a sad / disturbing sight.
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#2921415 - 04/14/18 09:57 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: Al Quinn]
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I used to play the bar at the local casino. They went from riverboat to land based, and when they did that the powers that be decided that only non local bands were worthy of playing there, so, sadly, the gig is no more, but....about 5 years apart, we had 2 different guys drop dead in the bar. Same band, both times. Same SONG, both times...."Since I Fell For You"......

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#2921420 - 04/14/18 10:34 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: area51recording]
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If cancelled/non-gigs count, then my worst one was when the semi-famous band I was playing with at the time told me they wanted me in the video for the first single from the new album, and gave me a date they were going to fly me to New York for a week to shoot it. Great! So I made sure my calendar was clear for that week.

The night before the flight, the manager called me and said he's so sorry, they've had to push it back a week, but they still want me in it. Which is a crappy thing to do on no notice, but it was a REAL BAND with a REAL ALBUM that I was on, making a REAL VIDEO that was gonna be on MTV! So I agreed, cancelled all my gigs for the next week, and spent that week sitting around with no work.

Now repeat the above process two more times, resulting in me sitting around with no work for three weeks...

Then the night before I was finally, definitely gonna fly up, for REAL this time, the manager called and said he's SO very sorry, but because of all the production snafus they just didn't have it in the budget to have me in the video after all. And for the cherry on top, instead of flying to New York the next day, I evacuated to Birmingham in my car because there was a frikkin' hurricane coming.

Needless to say, had that happened today it would have marked the prompt termination of my relationship with that band, and I'd have turned the matter over to a lawyer immediately. (Actually, it would never have gotten past the first step.) But I was young and eager and blah blah blah. Eventually they wrote me some paltry check to attempt to make up for leaving me unemployed for a month, which it didn't come anywhere close to doing.

Karmic comeuppance: the video cost them a fortune, and I think MTV showed it twice.
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#2921458 - 04/14/18 05:44 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: Josh Paxton]
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If you're into weird gig movies, the GD "Sunshine Daydream" video from 1972 is a classic. It's definitely from another kinder gentler era. Not really a "gig from hell", more like a "gig from a different planet"

Everyone is blown out and totally happy: crew, audience, band. You'll see some images that will definitely stay with you. I caught a bunch of this vibe back in the day. That is, before I had to grow up.

Like the infamous naked dude on the pole. Seriously happy guy. Worth a watch?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URtCml8FHrU
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#2921565 - 04/15/18 01:17 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: J. Dan]
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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
I've used gas to wash my hands many times - takes of oil and grease very well, but I follow up by washing with soap and water. Really dries out your hands though.

When i was a kid, used to go grandma’s at Mission beach. Beach had a lot of tar/oil in it so whe we went back to her house, she’d clean all our feet with turpentine.

I think they’ll call CPS nowadays if you clean your kids with solvents lol.
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#2921586 - 04/15/18 03:46 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: MotiDave]
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Originally Posted By: MotiDave
Originally Posted By: J. Dan
I've used gas to wash my hands many times - takes of oil and grease very well, but I follow up by washing with soap and water. Really dries out your hands though.

When i was a kid, used to go grandma’s at Mission beach. Beach had a lot of tar/oil in it so whe we went back to her house, she’d clean all our feet with turpentine.

I think they’ll call CPS nowadays if you clean your kids with solvents lol.


The s**t that used to be OK back in the days. No seat belts. No bike helmets or airbags. Free-range parenting was the norm. Bullying in schools. Smoking. Fatty foods. Toxic s**t everywhere.

The list goes on and on. It was a very different time.

But somehow, we're all here. Maybe everyone should take a chill pill? Humankind has survived for many thousands of years. We just keep getting smarter.
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#2921591 - 04/15/18 04:15 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: cphollis]
analogika Offline
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Originally Posted By: cphollis
Originally Posted By: MotiDave
Originally Posted By: J. Dan
I've used gas to wash my hands many times - takes of oil and grease very well, but I follow up by washing with soap and water. Really dries out your hands though.

When i was a kid, used to go grandma’s at Mission beach. Beach had a lot of tar/oil in it so whe we went back to her house, she’d clean all our feet with turpentine.

I think they’ll call CPS nowadays if you clean your kids with solvents lol.


The s**t that used to be OK back in the days. No seat belts. No bike helmets or airbags. Free-range parenting was the norm. Bullying in schools. Smoking. Fatty foods. Toxic s**t everywhere.

The list goes on and on. It was a very different time.

But somehow, we're all here. Maybe everyone should take a chill pill? Humankind has survived for many thousands of years. We just keep getting smarter.

I keep reading stuff in that vein, and it really irks me.

The laws and regulations weren’t written because of those of us who are still here.

Yeah, we rode to birthday parties in the backs of station wagons without real seats, let alone seat belts. And we lived. Seatbelt laws weren’t passed because we survived.

Yes, parents today are overprotective in many cases. But let’s not act like the laws and regulations aren’t there for good reason. Enough of us did NOT make it.

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#2921602 - 04/15/18 05:32 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: cphollis]
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Originally Posted By: cphollis
Originally Posted By: MotiDave
Originally Posted By: J. Dan
I've used gas to wash my hands many times - takes of oil and grease very well, but I follow up by washing with soap and water. Really dries out your hands though.

When i was a kid, used to go grandma’s at Mission beach. Beach had a lot of tar/oil in it so whe we went back to her house, she’d clean all our feet with turpentine.

I think they’ll call CPS nowadays if you clean your kids with solvents lol.


The s**t that used to be OK back in the days. No seat belts. No bike helmets or airbags. Free-range parenting was the norm. Bullying in schools. Smoking. Fatty foods. Toxic s**t everywhere.

The list goes on and on. It was a very different time.

But somehow, we're all here. Maybe everyone should take a chill pill? Humankind has survived for many thousands of years. We just keep getting smarter.

Those are components that push the average life expectancy up.
It's actually quite amazing that the expectancy at birth so high because of all these protections that add up.

Advancements in medical care and knowledge + safety measures have been the keys.
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#2921665 - 04/16/18 08:17 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: JazzPiano88]
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I've had some bad gigs, but in my fifties I have recurring bad gig nightmares. We're opening for the Stones! But my keyboards have all been pushed to the side of the stage and buried under cables. Something like that, at least once a month. I envy people that fly and/or make love to beautiful women in their dreams. Not once for me. Just a comedy of foot-stuck-in waste-basket scenarios.

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#2921732 - 04/16/18 12:20 PM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: delmar]
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Another gig from hell last weekend, and it involves the sound check, or lack there of.

Played at the PGA Arts Center in West Palm Beach. We get there 3.5 hours before the gig, the drummer is already set up and the sound man is working with him. We set up, no problem. But again, it takes this one person forever to wire everyone, get levels, and send monitor signals to each person.

He hooked up our wireless controller incorrectly, and it took an hour to sort out the channels and what levels to set for each singer.

We didn't even have a sound check except for one song that didn't include the drummer, who was now home changing cloths.

The sound turned out good and there were no feedback issues at this gig. I even got some great video, we were in front of a huge screen with fractal images being projected on it.

If you have a wireless monitor system or you're playing an outdoor party where they have to set up the stage and sound system from scratch, you need to arrive 4 hours before the gig. It's also a good idea to have exact directions on how to hook your wireless system to the board so it works.

The problem with the wireless monitor system, is each person wants different levels, and they have to be set one person at a time. Our band leader has an in ear wireless, and a wedge on the floor. He was asking the sound man to duplicated what he just did in the wedge, but that's not how it works, all the levels have to be set one at a time.

We went on 15 minutes late with everyone in the crowd waiting but they were ok with it. It was very stressful wanting to do the sound check and start on time, but everything dragged out.


Edited by SkiGuy777 (04/16/18 12:25 PM)
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#2923658 - 04/27/18 05:11 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: SkiGuy777]
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Similar situation to my last post. We played a gig with a different sound man because our guy had something come up. We went into a 16 channel snake into a rack board with 6 monitor outputs. I helped the guy wire the board so we could start on time, which we did. The sound man thanked me for doing this, it was a lot of work and there's no way we would have started on time if I hadn't helped.

Between sets 2 and 3 my Korg 01W/FD died. I went up on stage to get ready for the next set, and it was dead. However, I knew this day was coming, and had my Korg PS60 in the car. I swapped keyboards and played the last set with no problems. The PS60 is a light weight gigging board, it did the job.

I took my Korg to a place in West Palm Beach that fixes equipment. Turns out it was the floppy drive that went bad and was drawing power from the rest of the board. Tom had an extra floppy and was able to swap circuit boards and other parts for $188. I don't see a repair thread so I'll post his link here. They have a bunch of equipment for sale from people leaving stuff behind.
http://www.audiomagnetics.com/
This place is legit, Tom and Cindy are nice people.


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#2923690 - 04/27/18 08:22 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: area51recording]
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Originally Posted By: area51recording
I used to play the bar at the local casino. They went from riverboat to land based, and when they did that the powers that be decided that only non local bands were worthy of playing there, so, sadly, the gig is no more, but....about 5 years apart, we had 2 different guys drop dead in the bar. Same band, both times. Same SONG, both times...."Since I Fell For You"......


shocked shocked Surely "Since I fell for you" is no longer on your set lists??
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#2923691 - 04/27/18 08:35 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: AWkeys]
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Wow... just wow.

A bad gig for me is Bud Light instead of Guinness.

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#2923703 - 04/27/18 09:53 AM Re: The Gig from hell... [Re: StanC]
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Originally Posted By: StanC
Originally Posted By: area51recording
I used to play the bar at the local casino. They went from riverboat to land based, and when they did that the powers that be decided that only non local bands were worthy of playing there, so, sadly, the gig is no more, but....about 5 years apart, we had 2 different guys drop dead in the bar. Same band, both times. Same SONG, both times...."Since I Fell For You"......




shocked shocked Surely "Since I fell for you" is no longer on your set lists??


sure it is....that song is now officially "pre disastered".....twice...


Edited by area51recording (04/27/18 09:54 AM)

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