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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:03 am

Do you practice or play with your glasses on or off?

I am legally blind and have a vision scale of 20/450. I wear glasses on a normal basis, or else I wouldn't be able to see for the life of me. However, when I am playing, I do not wear them for a few reasons.

* They may fly off while playing
* I may accidentally hit them with my drumstick and that'd be all she wrote
* I sweat alot.. Enough said

Your opinion?
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:32 am

Hehehehe view another topic there I posted a nice story about playing with glasses
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:53 am

Get some of those Kenny Aronoff goggles.......LOL

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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:53 am

I play practide, do everything with my glasses
but I usualy play with headphones so that helps them to stay on my head and not fall out!

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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:00 am

I always play with mine on. See, if you're hitting your drums hard enough that your glasses fall off... i think its time to adjust your technique haha. No seriously, i've never had a problem with them falling off or anything or sweat or yada yada blah blah. Just was always metal enough to keep em on during a show haha. I can even headbang (to a degree) playing thrash/blast beats without em falling off.
Its not even that hard to play, its just hard to count! Fuck it!
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:42 am

I wear my glasses all the time now, used to wear contacts. I've never had a problem with them falling off or getting in the way of my playing. It can depend on your technique - if you really move around a lot or are a head banger than obviously there's more chance of them falling off.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:52 am

Contacts......I can't see as good with them as I can my glasses (going to optometrist next week to see if it can be fixed) and sometimes they get dry. But I see better with them than with nothing, and I don't have to worry about my specs falling off!
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:10 am

well i play with my glasses sometimes. with my contacts sometimes. the only problem ive had with my glasses is sweat. i had the problem of them flying off once. but i adjusted the ear piece and now they dont. my contacts dried out once. but i changed brand of contacts. so that fixed th at.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:25 am

No glasses for me while playing, I'm not going for the banker look and they don't compliment my faux hawk, LOL.

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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:31 pm

I used to play shows with my glasses off, but sometimes on. Now I wear contacts. The drummer for Darkest Hour, Ryan Perish wears glasses. So does the drummer for Cephalic Carnage, and Phil Rudd from AC/DC
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:37 pm

I wear glasses and have never had a problem. Ive nicked them a couple of times when Im in the 'moment.' But now that Ive become aware of it I havent had a problem in a long time.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:36 pm

Contacts. I switched to gas-permeable hard lenses couple years ago and never wanted to go back. Definitely recommend them.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:50 pm

hmm to think of it, there aren't really any local drummers with glasses, weird,

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Post Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:01 pm

i wear shades when its sunny:P
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:48 am

I wear glasses all the time when I drum.
Always have.

Look at Stewart Copeland in any of the newer performances he has done with Oysterhead. He is always wearing glasses.

Stewart Copeland can do it. So I can too ;)