the biggest band "F"up your band made?

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  1. Teryn

    Teryn Well-Known Member

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    Picture a chubby Amy Lee with an expression like she ate something extremely bitter... and mix that with the complete Pumpkin Spice Latte loving white girl stereotype. And then add in some Diva-b!tch. Toss in some extreme drama and attention wh0ring... and some jealousy of me. Because I got more attention. :scratch: from women mostly... so I never understood why she was jealous lmao

    Yeah. We see each other now and then, but we pretend like we don't. Now that was a blow out, much more exciting than Rousey vs. Holm. :mad:
     
  2. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer Oh Hi! I'm new here! VIP Member

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    My first experience on a larger stage with choreography - we were so noobular. After all, on bigger stages you have to have some movement and limit the dead zones. It was spontaneous type stuff, not planned. It's like, if the guitar player moves to the other side of the stage, someone else needs to fill his space" - basic kind of stuff. Anyway, at one point we ended up having two guitar players and a bassist with one big cable knot in the center of the stage from wrapping around each other. Can you imagine the stupidity the audience sees when you have three guys walking in circles trying to untangle their guitar cables? So embarrassing.

    I went to wireless not long after that and learned a LOT more about choreography.
     
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    :lol::lol::applause:
     
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    chiliphil1 Well-Known Member

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    That's good stuff right there :lol: Both myself and my other guitar player are using wireless, the singer finally got a wireless mic, the only one we can't convert is the bass player.. Kinda funny because he tends to move the most..
     
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    One time the calibration on my tuner got messed up (A 400 or something) and I didn't notice it. Opening song starts and I hit my first chord and........ it was horribly out of tune. :lol:

    Luckily I had my SG as a backup (used the bass players tuner on that one as it was closer at the time) and carried on.
     
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    A fight broke out between the bassist and the singer before our set... Singer decided to 'sabotage' some of the song by "forgetting the lyrics"... He pulled a "CC Deville" on us... He was a great singer, but a total asshole....
     
  7. Australian

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    Having the lead singer as a gf. This happened too many times, and it never works after you split up. :ugh:
     
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    I've done so many bone-headed things. Here's a good one...

    During soundcheck for one gig, the sound guy kept asking me to reduce the treble on the amp. So I adjusted it down to nothing to make him happy. A few songs into the set, I went to switch my wah pedal on, and discovered that it was already on, toe down, the entire time, which was why the amp sounded so shrill. I felt like such a moron... I watched the sound guy scrambling to re-eq the guitar mid-set after I figured out my screw-up.

    That's one of the worst mistakes I've made personally. But as a band, the one that still pisses me off is, for our opening song at a gig years ago, the whole band comes in at once. Simple. Except the drummer was playing a different song than everybody else. He says the look I shot him was pure death.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about that one.. Not between band mates but the drummer's girlfriend decided to start a fight at one of our shows, half the place went with her and half went with the other girl.. We stopped for about 20 minutes and finished the set to about 4 people.
     
  10. Teryn

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    Ahhhhh... yeah. Been there, done that... :ugh: but hey, we learn, right!? Right...? Right?
     
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    In college, my roommate and I decided to put a band together. Got another guitar and a bass player, but we were going through singers like crazy. Couldn't get one to stick (and they were pretty bad usually). We finally got one guy who could sing fairly well (he was in another band already). Anyway, our school was putting on this event and had some bands playing. We signed up, but we needed a singer. We asked the singer from that band if he would join us that night. Show time and we are on stage playing a Collective Soul song. I look over and I don't see the singer. He is standing offstage singing while holding a piece of paper with the lyrics. The whole crowd was watching him stand there, face buried in a piece of paper while holding a mic singing that stupid song.
     
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    That's a GREAT front man... No bitching or crying... back to work. :yesway:
     
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    Set up two amps on stage, main amp was a Super Lead with a Power Brake, so volume was under control. Second spare emergency amp was a 1972 50 watt. No master volume, no power brake.

    When I was done sound checking the main amp, I said to the sound guy let's check the spare too. Now a non master Marshall is pretty loud by the time it's turned up enough to get the drive I needed (it was on 10)... The sound guy said it was far too loud but I placated him by telling him it was just an emergency spare and I'd never had to call on it before.

    Well, you can guess what happened. In the first song of the set. And we were a support act so no fannying about swapping the power brake over, it was bang bang straight through the set no pauses.
     
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    Vinsanitizer Oh Hi! I'm new here! VIP Member

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    This is a thread that could really use the Like button. ;)
     
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    Jaymz E Well-Known Member

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    My last instrumental band neanderfoot had dope and greed issues within the bass cleff.
     

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