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    Here is some things people say to musicians that they should'nt. Please feel free to share any remarks that you have heard that get under your skin. I am sure you guys have some good ones. Here are some that I have heard lately. I shows how ignorant people are that do the booking or hire bands to -play:

    "Is the band going to be loud?"
    "Why do you need 20 amp circuits?"
    "Why can't the speakers go on the wet grass?"
    "Do you really need all those cables to play?"
    "Danny, ci manchi a tutti. La E-Street Band non e' la stessa senza di te. Riposa in pace, fratello"

  • #2
    my friend that is with me is an awesome guitar player, you should let him play a song!

    can you play mustang sally?

    can you play brown eyed girl?

    do i have to pay a cover? i promise i will dance every song!

    we are not worried about the rain.

    do you play any country songs?


    • #3
      "All you guys need a microphone?!?" (soundguys)

      "Dude, do you guys do any _________? (insert name of any band that is the complete opposite of what we do)"

      "Xjkhddd heruiryf kjsf khjstyy sh w jfksw ljsfjf" (which is about what I hear when people try to talk to me in the middle of a song)
      anonymous HC review - "this amp produced a distorted sound that is most comparable to a frightened duck trying to quack its way out from an aluminum foil cage"


      • #4
        "I had you down for next Friday."
        "Southern Rock is in the ear of the beer holder"




        • #5
          Do you guys know "Jerimiah Was A Bullfrog" ?
          "Oh God, do you have to use amplifiers ?
          It's not raining, only some thunder & lightening!! Do you have to stop?
          "I Want To Soak Up The SUNN !! "

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          • #6
            "I'm gonna have you guys setup in the corner" while pointing to a 5' X 5' area sandwiched between a pool table and a popcorn machine.
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            • #7
              "Dude, do you guys do any _________? (insert name of any band that is the complete opposite of what we do)"......yeah usually from someone who's just walked into the bar at the end of the evening whilst we're packing up!

              What about

              "I've never played a (insert name of your toe curlingly expensive guitar/bass etc) Can I have a go?....i'll be careful"


              • #8
                is there a band here tonight ? --- while your loading in?

                are you setting up or tearing down -- (it's 8pm)

                are you guys in the band?

                where is the DJ that is usually here?

                is one outlet enough? the DJ only uses one outlet!

                can i see your guitar?

                can I see your song list? (never give anyone your song list)


                • #9
                  Could you super-size that?
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                  • #10
                    "You can't go on break! We just got here!"

                    OR...alternatively...the traveling bridal party:

                    "You can't go on break! We have to get on the bus and leave in 20 minutes!"

                    Yeah...really makes me want to re-arrange the entire night to please a pack of drunken women who will be gone in 15 minutes...
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                    • #11
                      Things people have actually said to me or my band:

                      "Damn, I thought this was karaoke night."
                      "Y'all look like you're gonna be loud."
                      "Don't touch that flag! I fought for that flag!" (When our drummer moved a U.S. flag out of the way while running our snake.)
                      "Sorry, we're double-booked. We'll have to re-schedule y'all." (Why don't they ever have to re-schedule the OTHER band?!?)
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                      • #12
                        "I'm gonna have you guys setup in the corner" while pointing to a 5' X 5' area sandwiched between a pool table and a popcorn machine.

                        I play in a restaurant once a month where the area we set up is about that same size or somewhat smaller. The band is an upright bass player and two guitars. The area is between two doors. I spend alot of time moving my guitar so folks won't walk into it. But the gig pays surprisingly well.


                        • #13
                          How about these...
                          "So do you think you're going to 'make it' and become a big star?" - that's so complex I don't even want to open that diabolical can of worms with people. I need a cool beverage, comfortable chair, and at least 10 minutes to do that.

                          "Dude, you're a badass guitarist. So what type of amp and effects are you running?" - After immediately finishing a set, this is one of the last things I want to hear. You wanna talk about my equipment? Please do after I've gotten off the stage and given the other band an opportunity to set up.
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                          • #14
                            Wow! You guys sure have a lot of equipment, do you really need all those speakers?

                            What Me Worry?


                            • #15
                              "You're almost as good as Eric Clapton."

                              Back handed compliment?
                              Originally Posted by richierobins

                              Mistaking a fanny for an arse is probably the reason behind their obsession with SIIHP.