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  • #16
    Originally posted by guido61 View Post

    LOL....OK. The whole point of harmony is that it is NOT all about one part or one person, but....I guess that's as good an excuse as any....
    I believe he was joking that he didn't have to worry about that stuff because the lead singer is "the star of the show"


    • #17
      lead singers shouldn't be allowed to joke.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by guido61 View Post
        That's f'n hilarious!

        I bitch that our singers don't work as hard as the rest of us at load in/load out, but I really shouldn't complain. Their job is basically to set up and tear down all the lights. They manage to ALWAYS be late enough to miss loading the gear out of the trailer, but they are pretty good about helping to carry it back out at the end of the night. As much as you can expect from girls anyway, I suppose....

        Funny how right around 2AM that whole Grrrrrl Power thing starts to disappear....
        I've worked with female vocalists for most of my playing days - and early on made my peace with the reality that few of them bring much to the table during set-up and tear-down. As long as they remain "engaged" during set up and tear down (running interference by schmoozing with any customers who might be milling around while we're trying to setup / tear down, help with opening doors, maybe grabbing a couple of the small odds and ends during the schlepp, etc.) - I'm happy. I'll happily deal with heavy gear (I'm better equipped for that than any of the female vocalists I've worked with) - as long as they bring it when we're on stage with lots of bouncy energy.
        The SpaceNorman


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        • #19
          Bouncy is a good thing.
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