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My New Years gig was fun! How was yours???


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Sometimes, an Elks Club can surprise you!

 

We went in expecting old geezers who want to hear Sinatra all night. You know what got them going? 50's and 60's rock, and disco tunes!

 

So, instead of all the jazz Chain Reaction had prepared to play, we did Gloria, and Suzy Q, and Blue Swede Shoes, etc, and all the Disco stuff like Ladies night!

 

How was your NYE gig?

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Yeah, a great time was had by all at mine - my side project band did a co-bill with a buddy's band... We had the good fortune of going on 1st, so that we could take care of business, then get down to the business of partying our asses off... There was a decent, appreciative crowd - that was looking to have fun, and no troublemakers that I saw... By all accounts, both bands rocks - and everything went smoothly... The GF and I got home around 3, and I crashed around 4 - it surely wasn't the worst NYE I ever had...

 

 

 

- georgestrings

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Packed house of scantily clad girls drinking in excess and shaking their asses, we played great and made a couple grand. Photos will follow.

 

 

 

Gotta love gigs like that - and now you HAVE to post the pics, or be labeled a tease forever...

 

I'm glad your gig went so well...

 

 

 

- georgestrings

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We played from about 8:45 to 3 a.m. to a packed house. I stopped having fun about midnight. I was on the end of the floor where we were set up and right next to me on the left there were tables packed with youngsters that were wasted and trying to dance and get rowdy. They keep bumping into my bass and then into me so I had to step in behind the lead guitarist most of the time to get the hell out of their way. At one point 3 girls jumped in with us and were flailing around and 2 of them wound up falling into the drum set and his monitor. One chick couldn't even get up. I had to stop playing and pull her the hell out of there. I was ready to pull the plug. They kept tripping over my monitor and knocking over my mic stand. The dumped a drink right onto the guitarists Line 6 floor processor and that started screwing up. I am seriously considering telling the guys that I never want to play that place again. (We have 5 gigs booked there this year....including next NYE.) And I was really having fun up until midnight. And on top of all that we were promised $800 by the manager who booked us but when it came time to get paid the manager wasn't there and the bartenders would only give us $600. I wonder why I am still doing this. :mad:

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bassman1956 came down to our annual party. It was a good time too. There were about 18 people, but we've got a smallish place, so it was just enough. Our theme this year was sparkling wines, and with everyone bringing some to share, we had a fantastic selection. The local winemaker was even one of our guests. Anyway, everyone got home safe, and that was the icing on the cake. :)

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We had a good night playing classic rock from 10pm to 1:30am or so at a bar in a small town in Oklahoma. Our sound and lights were good, our lead guitarist/singer/frontman was feelin' it and the crowd was appreciative. A highlight was a marriage proposal and acceptance of said proposal. The pay was okay for us - $700 - but we didn't clarify the bar tab policy (free beer only) and wound up with a surprising bill at the end of the night after our frontman kept ordering shots for the band and his gf.

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We played from about 8:45 to 3 a.m. to a packed house. I stopped having fun about midnight. I was on the end of the floor where we were set up and right next to me on the left there were tables packed with youngsters that were wasted and trying to dance and get rowdy. They keep bumping into my bass and then into me so I had to step in behind the lead guitarist most of the time to get the hell out of their way. At one point 3 girls jumped in with us and were flailing around and 2 of them wound up falling into the drum set and his monitor. One chick couldn't even get up. I had to stop playing and pull her the hell out of there. I was ready to pull the plug. They kept tripping over my monitor and knocking over my mic stand. The dumped a drink right onto the guitarists Line 6 floor processor and that started screwing up. I am seriously considering telling the guys that I never want to play that place again. (We have 5 gigs booked there this year....including next NYE.) And I was really having fun up until midnight. And on top of all that we were promised $800 by the manager who booked us but when it came time to get paid the manager wasn't there and the bartenders would only give us $600. I wonder why I am still doing this.
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Stink one. Yous should be payed twice that muck for NYE, Those other gigs booked (bar next NYE) should not be so busy though I imagine

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We also played an Elks club. Our band ages run from 43 to 66 years and the average age of the audience was about the same. We're mostly an R&B band, but we run the gamut of 60s to 2005 tunes. Had a great time.

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Stink one. Yous should be payed twice that muck for NYE, Those other gigs booked (bar next NYE) should not be so busy though I imagine

You're right. It's usually packed but with mostly responsible adults. Even last NYE wasn't this bad.

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