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#2952859 - 10/13/18 12:30 PM Interesting gig this evening...
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It's a two-hour party at the Erotic Heritage Museum here in Vegas. It'll hopefully be as interesting and fun as the party gig I played last year at the Chicken Ranch in Pahrump. The pay isn't great but for me the potential for pleasant weirdness adds to the compensation.

I enjoy bizarre gigs as long I'm not subject to arrest and violence, my gear isn't threatened, and the logistics aren't too much of a hassle.
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#2952862 - 10/13/18 12:41 PM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: HSS]
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Sounds fun! There's a gig here each year at a nudist farm. Sounds ok in theory but it's actually kind of a drag of a gig in practice. (Musicians are clothed.) PITA to set up and no one really interacts with you because they are all off being nude elsewhere. Plus your car gets all dusty, which as I type it makes me realize that that means the naked people must be dusty too.
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#2953002 - 10/15/18 04:36 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: MathOfInsects]
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NYC has a museum of sex (it's called The Museum of Sex), but as far as I know, they do not host live music.
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#2953008 - 10/15/18 06:46 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: BbAltered]
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Originally Posted By: HSS
The pay isn't great

Were you doing the gig for the exposure?

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#2953010 - 10/15/18 06:59 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: HSS]
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I'm so embarrassed now. facepalm
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#2953011 - 10/15/18 06:59 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Reezekeys]
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Sounds like the piano player gig from Eyes Wide Shut.
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#2953013 - 10/15/18 07:08 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Reezekeys]
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Originally Posted By: Reezekeys
Originally Posted By: HSS
The pay isn't great

Were you doing the gig for the exposure?


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#2953015 - 10/15/18 07:18 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Rod S]
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Originally Posted By: Rod S
Sounds like the piano player gig from Eyes Wide Shut.
Wait, someone actually saw that movie?

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#2953020 - 10/15/18 07:54 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Marzzz]
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nudists are some of my favorite people

they have nothing to hide

(or do they?)
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#2953028 - 10/15/18 08:41 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: ITGITC?]
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Originally Posted By: ITGITC?

nudists are some of my favorite people

they have nothing to hide

(or do they?)


I'm trying not to form a mental picture which way you lean Tom. But either way I got you covered.

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#2953032 - 10/15/18 09:03 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Markyboard]
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Is the Erotic Heritage Museum at that corner between old and really old Vegas? (sorry not familiar enuff with street names) Thats hilarious, have a good time!
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#2953037 - 10/15/18 09:25 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Tonysounds]
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No thanks. I'll stay home, practice and enjoy myself. Semi-retirement suits me just fine.

The dough doesn't have to be great but the music has to be stimulating and the hang somewhat fun. If either of those last two are missing I say - thanks for the call but no thanks.
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#2953119 - 10/15/18 07:34 PM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Dave Ferris]
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The gig was fun but certainly wouldn't be for those who are easily offended. The crowd was a mix of mainly LGBT folks, exotic dancers, and eclectic artsy types. The pay was modest but the crowd was very well-behaved, danced a lot, and tipped well. The wine and munchies were top-shelf. Load-in / load-out was easy. I would add that the "entertainment" during the half-hour break between the band's two sets was enjoyable. wink

Aside from the predictable humorous (for me) over-the-top exhibits in the main lobby, the 24000 ft2 two-floor museum itself was actually quite interesting and devoted to human sexuality through history and across different cultures. The museum is located west of the strip at the intersection of Sammy Davis Jr.(Industrial) and West Desert Inn.

FWIW the band I played with is now considering an offer to play weekly at the museum opening up for a Burlesque act. My wife gave me the green light so I may agree to it.


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#2953121 - 10/15/18 07:41 PM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: HSS]
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Originally Posted By: HSS
My wife gave me the green light so I may agree to it.


then of course you should. keys
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#2953183 - 10/16/18 11:51 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: HSS]
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Originally Posted By: HSS
I would add that the "entertainment" during the half-hour break between the band's two sets was enjoyable. wink



Pics or it didn't happen.
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#2953184 - 10/16/18 11:56 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Wastrel]
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Originally Posted By: Wastrel
Originally Posted By: HSS
I would add that the "entertainment" during the half-hour break between the band's two sets was enjoyable. wink



Pics or it didn't happen.


I don't normally participate in this sort of social blackmail, but...yeah...

Grey


Edited by GRollins (10/16/18 11:57 AM)
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#2953196 - 10/16/18 02:09 PM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: GRollins]
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OK... Since you called me out, below are links to three of the photos I took at the gig. Hopefully my Google Drive links work and I don't lose any street cred. At the same time, I hope the photos don't push the envelope too far and offend anyone and get me in trouble with the KC moderators (sorry Joe).

The "stage" area as we were setting up:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1im5suPV931_bpeb-juaH4CwDF-Fg3cH4

The "entertainment" during the band's break:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=18SV7Uk0yHcowmjJvf12PWJQFtMsAyKEc

My keyboard rig at the end of the gig:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=10BekN7RpcDw04uBuy0dkXYuBrEAD5Weq

I may have another private party gig at the Chicken Ranch in Pahrump in another month or two. If y'all are nice to me, I may supply some photos.
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#2953212 - 10/16/18 04:28 PM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: HSS]
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I'm pretty impressed that your wife approves of this venue. Interesting interpretation of the Last Supper hanging behind the stage too. What a hoot!
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#2953213 - 10/16/18 04:38 PM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Wastrel]
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#2953263 - 10/17/18 02:16 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Synthaholic]
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Nice gig! Looks like a lot of fun to play! Love the pillars next to the keys.
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#2953266 - 10/17/18 03:05 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Marzzz]
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Originally Posted By: Marzzz
Originally Posted By: Rod S
Sounds like the piano player gig from Eyes Wide Shut.
Wait, someone actually saw that movie?


You bet. Wouldn't think to miss a Kubrick film. He painted in light.

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#2953270 - 10/17/18 04:26 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: ksoper]
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At last, an appropriate gig for an X stand.
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#2953287 - 10/17/18 06:59 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Markyboard]
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I would like to submit my application for these gigs. I don't even need to play, I will roadie. Even better, I'll be the photographer and videographer.
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#2953289 - 10/17/18 07:05 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: HSS]
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Originally Posted By: HSS
My keyboard rig at the end of the gig:


I hesitated to click on that link...!

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#2953290 - 10/17/18 07:10 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: HSS]
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Originally Posted By: HSS
My keyboard rig at the end of the gig:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=10BekN7RpcDw04uBuy0dkXYuBrEAD5Weq

What brand/model of keyboard stand are you using? It looks nice.
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#2953299 - 10/17/18 08:13 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: waygetter]
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Originally Posted By: slaygetter
I would like to submit my application for these gigs. I don't even need to play, I will roadie. Even better, I'll be the photographer and videographer.


Living in the Bay Area for the past 15 years, I've been to my share of events like this, both as a musician and otherwise. My experience has been that events like this that explicitly celebrate sex just aren't that sexy. They feel artificial, commercial, and forced. No disrespect towards the OP . . . a gig's a gig. I'm just saying I'd look elsewhere for real thrills. YMMV.
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#2953305 - 10/17/18 08:43 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Adan]
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Those little JBLs are great for rooms like this.
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#2953306 - 10/17/18 08:52 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Adan]
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Originally Posted By: Adan
Originally Posted By: slaygetter
I would like to submit my application for these gigs. I don't even need to play, I will roadie. Even better, I'll be the photographer and videographer.

Living in the Bay Area for the past 15 years, I've been to my share of events like this, both as a musician and otherwise. My experience has been that events like this that explicitly celebrate sex just aren't that sexy. They feel artificial, commercial, and forced.

Thank you and understood. I was trying to be funny, fell short of that goal. I will stop these banal attempts at comedy, won't happen again.


Originally Posted By: Adan
I'm just saying I'd look elsewhere for real thrills.

Do you have any addresses or phone numbers?
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#2953308 - 10/17/18 09:02 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: hatricklov]
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Originally Posted By: hatricklov
Originally Posted By: HSS
My keyboard rig at the end of the gig:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=10BekN7RpcDw04uBuy0dkXYuBrEAD5Weq

What brand/model of keyboard stand are you using? It looks nice.

The stand is a Quiklok QL642. Of course the QL642 is a dreaded x-stand which are inherently unstable and prone to collapse but the two boards I was using that night weighed a total of only ~40 lbs (Kurz SP4-7 and Hammond SK1-61). The QL642's second tier is very adjustable and can get the upper board within a just few inches of the bottom board.

Despite a couple of bad experiences I've had with x-stands, I continue to use them because they're easy/ fast to set up, portable, and I'm lazy. In any case, each to their own.
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#2953310 - 10/17/18 09:16 AM Re: Interesting gig this evening... [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
Those little JBLs are great for rooms like this.

The mains were JBL Eon 515xt's. I was using a Yamaha DBR10, which weighs only ~23 lbs, for my amp / stage monitor. I usually use either a QSC K12, Eon 515xt, or Eon15 G2 but I'm getting older now and wanting to go, within reason, as portable /light as possible. The little DBR10 wasn't nearly as loud as the big guys but I switched its gain button from line to mic and had plenty of volume for that gig. For clarification I should add that I play in mono.

BTW... I want to add a plug for the old JBL Eon G2 15's which I still have two of. Although they aren't as clean and smooth as the new powered speakers, The Eon15 G2's inputs are hot enough that you don't need mixer for keyboards to get enough gain to adequately drive them. I plan to hang on to my two Eon G2 15's, which I've had since 2001, until they die. In a pinch, and if one's back can handle their weight, you can just plug up to three boards directly into the Eon15 G2's inputs and you're good to go with an enough volume to keep up with most loud guitar players.
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