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Too shy to ever appear on stage myself, I still hung around theatres like a bad smell when I was younger - lighting and set design were what I was good at.

Backstage we'd attempt to sabotage every production - us lighting geeks would wind up the sound man by putting the remote "pause" button for his reel-to-reel tape machine on his chair, so when he sat down it'd start running, ruining his cues. Actors would do scenes out of order to make our lives hell. It was great and I don't know why I don't still do it.

Tell us your stories of life on the stage.

(, Fri 2 Dec 2005, 11:02)
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Theres not much thats gone wrong with the stage stuff, so ill do the best..

a few months ago i was playing in a band that we had set up for this specific one gig that we played. we were playing to about 1500 people that night, but we realised that we were about one song short of the full compliment.

This was about 5 minutes after the show had began. so we decided to just say
"ok. we're gonna improvise the last one completely. The drummer comes in with a beat, bassist plays a blues riff in E and i'll solo over the top of it for about 4 or 5 minutes."

We finally got on and it was a great success, most people commending the last song we played (the one we totally made up). The only thing that was a bit dodgy was that i had to keep telling the sound tech what to do and how high stuff needed to be... he had the drums all wrong, and you couldnt hear the piano on the stage for shit.

Meh, that considered, it sounded awesome at the end.
(, Sun 4 Dec 2005, 0:47, Reply)

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