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Been to see some talentless gits on stage recently? Had your enjoyment spoiled by a twat with an iPad filming the whole thing? Been bottled off? Tell us all

(, Thu 25 Jul 2013, 14:00)
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Had a few
First gig with a rock/funk band - the drummer was so pissed he kept losing his drumsticks during the songs. After that experience he promised never to drink again before a gig, plus had extra drumsticks positioned handily around his kit.

Another gig we had a drum podium. Our singer thought it would be cool to start the gig by leaping off the podium with a scream - unfortunately he kicked over the drumkit at the same time.

We played support band to someone or other at an outdoor gig - big lights shining in our faces, couldn't see what was going on other than that there was an audience lining the stage front. And it was bloody freezing: I ended up wearing a cardigan which isn't very rock 'n' roll. When the lights went off after our bit we saw that there was one row of people standing by the stage trying to keep warm in the lights, and everyone else had pissed off to the hotdog stands waiting for the main event.

Then there was the time the foldback was non-existent and I only realised after the first number that I'd been playing in a different key to everyone else.

Thought we'd hit it big when we played at a decent venue in London, but got disenchanted when I walked into the bogs to find the singer of another band on the bill shooting up. Guess I was a bit naive, but I decided around then that this wasn't the life for me. Became an engineer instead. Almost as exciting.
(, Fri 26 Jul 2013, 15:35, 1 reply)
At least you gave it a try.
You can always qualify as an engineer if that's your thing but you only get one shot at rock stardom.
(, Fri 26 Jul 2013, 18:15, closed)

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