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I would add extra audio cables for whatever connections you need. What else?

and power, including extra wall wart for anything that requires one.

 

compact headphones with whatever end(s) you need so you can play any keyboard that might need to have some kind of troubleshooting or adjustment made, without creating noise on stage

 

not that I necessarily follow my own advice, mind you.

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Duct tape? Whaaat??? Gaffer tape baby!

 

LOL - I hear you... When I worked doing incidental music for live theatre I had an unlimited supply of free gaf tape. Good times. :)

 

One other item I added was an aluminum clipboard with storage. In addition to pens and papers I also keep my iPad mini, adapters and other misc. items in there.

 

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Custom made ear plugs, if drummer, guitarist suck.

a checkered ( the kind you hated as a little kid for Christmas ) flannel shirt that techies and handymen like Bob VIIIIla wear, complete with see thru plastic pocket protector.

Heater for outdoor gigs

Heater to rob a liquor store.. crime of opportunity only.. just covering myself.

a bag, just in case

a double bag in the more likely scenario after gig.

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First, anyone using duct tape on a mixing board will be likely and deservedly flogged! .

 

Other than that tiny point this is an excellent starting list!

 

I'd add:

 

- clothes pins, especially if you're playing outdoors

- a power outlet tester:

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I would add the following:

 

1 cake doughnut

condoms

 

To be handled at different times I hope.

 

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Being diabetic, I'll add snacks. Insulin + dancing around stage like a fool = hypoglycemia.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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#14 business cards: a must have if it's your gig.

 

If you're working a corporate event for a big agency or meeting planner, passing out your own cards can be a career ender.

 

We book exclusively through one agent - well, two that have partnered: one covers bars, the other covers private/corporate/weddings. So our business card has them as the point of contact. One side of the card is their logo, the other side is ours with our web site.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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#14 business cards: a must have if it's your gig.

 

If you're working a corporate event for a big agency or meeting planner, passing out your own cards can be a career ender.

 

We book exclusively through one agent - well, two that have partnered: one coverslip bars, the other covers private/corporate/weddings. So our business card has them as the point of contact. One side of the card is their logo, the other side is ours with our web site.

 

That's a good way to go.

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Why do you need a fan? Just move the Leslie closer!

 

Dreamchilde -- that is not intended to be used as a ground lift, and lifting your chassis ground is a really, really bad idea from a human safety POV.

 

Monksdream, if you are using clothes pins for your sheet music....consider using a sheet of plexi instead. It works GREAT.

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Being diabetic, I'll add snacks. Insulin + dancing around stage like a fool = hypoglycemia.

 

I'm a Type II who recently graduated to being insulin dependent - and am now in good control. However, being in control for me means that I no longer have 50-100 points of "cushion" before I gotta worry about "going low". Needing to have snacks within arm's reach is something new for me! Haven't had a "gone low" episode yet - but only because I'm watching it like a hawk!!!! Hard for many to understand!

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Duct tape? Whaaat??? Gaffer tape baby!

Yep! Although a less expensive alternative is "Gorilla tape". I just discovered this recently. You can get it at any Home Depot for about 8 bucks a roll. Black, sticks well, and leaves no residue. :cool:

 

Also, don't forget mosquito repellant if you play outdoors in the summer. :idea:

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In my gig box: gaffer tape, extra power cords, small flashlight, 1/4" to XLR adapter, pencil, pen, extra 1/4' and XLR cables, bottle with aspirin, Excedrin, Aleve, and Tylenol, finger nail clippers, screwdriver, pliers,small knife, extra 1/8" to 1/4 inch cable, extra AAA batteries,ear plugs, ground tester,plug lift, and small breathalyzer (available at Costco for $19.99).
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Being diabetic, I'll add snacks. Insulin + dancing around stage like a fool = hypoglycemia.

 

I'm a Type II who recently graduated to being insulin dependent - and am now in good control. However, being in control for me means that I no longer have 50-100 points of "cushion" before I gotta worry about "going low". Needing to have snacks within arm's reach is something new for me! Haven't had a "gone low" episode yet - but only because I'm watching it like a hawk!!!! Hard for many to understand!

 

I rarely need them, but all it takes is once and you learn your lesson. I'm type I. All that activity of loading equipment and dancing around all night and it can sometimes be difficult to predict how much it'll drop. But I always have a snake within arms length, and fortunately, I can feel it when it starts to drop.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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