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    • #3
      Oh gee. I'm guessing all of us have played a gig like this at one time or another.... A "crickets" gig. You have to get very Zen about the whole thing, in order not to have your ego bruised. If your music/show is at all good, though, you are likely to attract a bigger crowd as time goes by. It helps to know the natural "rhythm" of your gigging venue, too: ie., the time that clusters of people tend to waft in.





      P.S. where was this photo taken? It looks like Germany somewhere.
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      • #4
        At least they had a stage awning.



        Once at the end of the 70s I had to play with a punk band in January in the rain -- in front of about 500 rocker dudes who were most definitely not amused by this punk/new wave business in the slightest. We didn't get hit by any bottles but the next band did -- breaking the bass player's axe.



        I'd rather just play in front of someone's mom. I don't see her cocking a bottle of Roggenbier over her shoulder...


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        • #5
          Life on the road is hard.... a lot of work for little.....

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            Quote Originally Posted by rasputin1963
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            Oh gee. I'm guessing all of us have played a gig like this at one time or another.... A "crickets" gig. You have to get very Zen about the whole thing, in order not to have your ego bruised. If your music/show is at all good, though, you are likely to attract a bigger crowd as time goes by. It helps to know the natural "rhythm" of your gigging venue, too: ie., the time that clusters of people tend to waft in.





            P.S. where was this photo taken? It looks like Germany somewhere.




            Will ask....think Holland...
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            • #7
              Will someone let me in on the secret? I don't get it. What's wrong with this picture?



              It looks like the stage is at the end of a pier, with benches to sit on if you don't mind walking on water . . . and that there's someone walking on water. Or is imagination running wild? It's been raining hard all day and my back yard is flooding, so I have to keep watch on the basement. Maybe that's it.
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              • #8
                Oh, nothing wrong .......much anticipated gig,spoiled by bad weather and an absent crowd.....what can you say...the band will still perform their music as if playing in a sold out stadium...



                i think everybody who is working in music will have experiences like this......i just thought this picture said more than a thousand words can....
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                • #9
                  Ever play a club on New Years NIGHT? The world is hung over and in bed and there you are rocking the bartenders.
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                  • #10
                    It's a great picture. Like Ernest Hemmingway's (possibly apocryphal) 6 word short story,* it tells a story -- one instantly understandable by any musician and probably most anyone else.









                    * "For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Used."


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                    • #11
                      The lady is enjoying herself.

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