Things you hate at gigs

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Post Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:27 pm

touching my kit
sound guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
people who take too long but then again me and my guitarists are big nice guys so we always help

favorite--------ihop afterwards!!!!!whos with me?
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Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:25 am

My first gig we had to play with a shitty PA and I couldn't here the rest of the band I joined, and they only taught me two of the songs we were playing so I ended up having to play along with music I couldn't hear and have never herd.

It didn't help that the sound guy disappeared like an hour before the show started.
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Post Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:13 pm

The waiting period between soundcheck and show time is my least favorite thing. Usually 4 or 5 hours. It's nice when the club has a green room, but some don't, and we don't have a tour bus yet, just the ole Ford Clubwagon.....I bet a lot of you folks out there have put some miles on one of those eh?
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Post Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:22 pm

Here we go....

1. A guy asks to "sit in" and he SUCKS!!!!!
2. Breaking a SNARE HEAD in the middle of a song......
3. Tearing down after the gig.....
4. Guitar player gets all the attention...
(When we ALL HERE know WHO drives a bands sound.....)

5. Cracking that one crash that you love so much.......
6. Going home ( I love gigging personally.......)
9. When no one is dancing....
10. If the drinks aren't free......
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Post Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:35 pm

Set up & tear down.
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Post Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:33 am

I've seen alot of good ones from all of you....heres a few more.....

1. Guitarists that take way too long to tune between songs.
2. Frontmen that cannot get a crowd moving
3. Bad drum mixes....or overall mixes in general
4. Shitty monitors
5. When I'm doing a top 40 cover gig and a kid keeps bothering us to do a "Hatebreed" cover and I have to explain that most bar-goers dont wanna hear it
6. Fat chicks that try to dress sexy

iLL have to think of more soon!!!!
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Post Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:20 pm

screamkevin wrote:Things I hate at gigs:

-Any request to play "Wipe Out".
-Any request to play "Freebird".
-People that ask for a every single show.
-Non-drummers who want to sit in to prove that they can play...And they can't.
-Drumming advice from guitarists or bass players.
-Singers who don't help with load-in or load-out, and who complain because it takes you so long to set up.
-Girls who come onstage to dance and touch your cymbals with their hands.
-People that don't even ask permission and just sit down at your drums.
-Singers who decide that it would be really cool to stand on your bass drum(s).

I hate that, I get it all the time. ANNOYING!!!! I just want to beat the shit out of those people.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:10 am

*bad sound
*getting drum advice off people who cant/dont drum
*people wanting to play my kit
*people getting in the way when your trying to set up or dismantle your kit.
*cracking cymbals/busting heads
*other members disapearing when it comes time to pack or unpack the van
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:28 am

I hate

- wrong forum. I don't like to show up for a gig and no one expect you to play your music. For example; a kandy-pop band that are playing at a metal scene och a metal band playing at a jazzclub.

- too big stages. I don't like to play when I have to use a pair of binoculars to see my bandmates.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:33 am

OK, I have only played a shity backline kit once in 100.000 miles of touring. In NYC at Irene's the sound guy tells me I cant use my ludy's w/a 28" kick so when I took the bunch of pillows out of thier kick he gets mad and says it's not my kit and should'nt do that and some how pisses me off (not easy to do) so I told him not to mike me (this made my band laugh) So I just pounded this poor kit and the show was different but we got a good write-up in the VV. But the worst was haveing a drummer puke all over the stage and then it was time for me to set up. So I'm lookin at this macaroni and thinking WTF! and the sound guy throws down a carpet to save the day for me but not whoever had to clean it up. Beat that!
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:00 am

Excellent posts guys, here are few of mine.

-Late band members
-When the featured band doesn't show up
-Bad mix (monitor AND mains!)
-not having enough room on stage (for yourself and whole ensemble)
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:00 pm

Playing with rude/unfriendly/crappy bands.
Sounds guys who can't figure out how to do a decent monitor mix.
Out of tune guitarists or bassists.
When your band takes way too long in between songs and you're sitting behind them like "Come on, come on, are you ready now? Now? How bout now?
Too many things lol.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:58 pm

Things I hate the most at gigs

Rushing around
Band members rushing me during set up time and drum solos
Pedals coming undone and failing because they were not secured and double checked, as a result of rushing around
Sound guys that dont give a fuck
Band members loafing around the stage while I'm taking a drum solo.
Band members rushing me to hurry up and fix it when I'm trying to fix something that broke onstage on the kit. Pedals? It takes a little bit, telling me to hurry up constantly puts more pressure on me and makes me fumble the shit even more, thus taking longer.
Lack of sound coming through the monitors.
Getting shafted on set time, soundcheck, backlining the kit. (I arrived at the gig hours before the doors opened to do soundcheck, we were the headlining band, I of course had the privelege of owning the drum riser that night and backlining the kit on it. Set it and forget it, so I thought. Turns out, the drummer in the band that was playing before us, somehow weaseled his way into getting to use the riser for his band's set. Needless to say, I got shafted, didnt get to backline the kit, and ended up having to set up the shit, again, before we went on. I even offered the privelege of letting the guy use the kit for his band's set, avoiding the hassle of tearing down my kit and setting up again.)
No help during load in.
People yakking my ear off while I'm setting up.
Sound guys repositioning my shit so they can mike it. It's set the way I like it, work around it.
Other people having no consideration when using my kit.
Small stages and risers
No water or beer on stage.
THings not being set the way I like them, due to rushing around.
The list could go on and on.
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:59 am

crap sound guys -.-
i hate it when they either mike your drums so they sound either to loud or too quiet, then after the gig , or between songs they say to you "can you play a little harder" (if its too quiet) "can you play a little softer" (when its too loud) :?

they naff me off :evil:
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:11 pm

- Dropping sticks is aways a bummer, especially when you dont have a spare to hand... :evil:

- Using someone else's kit,

- Having to set up really quick, therefore not having enough time to properly place cymbals, then having to deal with it through the show, and possibly a quick move inbetween songs,

- When guitarists play random doodles when your soloing,

- People offering help to set up, when they clearing have no experience on how I like my kit set up,

- Not having enough space is a HUGE annoyance!

- Fellow band member that dont help to load the kit into the venue (as guitarists / bassest have soooo much to do)
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