Things you hate at gigs

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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:25 am

stump wrote:
ThePloughman wrote:
ROCKET SHELLS SKETCH wrote:Rain,Snow,Floods ,and ive gotten a drum kit stolden!!!! wile i was having a smoke(cig) outside a bar show with Drowning pool,Switched. after that i got insurance on all my gear threw portland musicians.com 250.00 a month EVERYTHING COVERD!!!


Isnt 250 a month rather high?

That's way high dude! My insurance is on $18 a month. Peace on ya!


Yeah, that's way high. $250 is a month should cover your gear if it causes accidental death or dismemberment
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:32 am

at least you guys get monitors. i'v never gotten a monitor. the guitarists always get them. one tyime i had one monitor for 1 guitar. thsts the4 best they ever did for ,me
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:37 am

xdoseonex wrote:at least you guys get monitors. i'v never gotten a monitor. the guitarists always get them. one tyime i had one monitor for 1 guitar. thsts the4 best they ever did for ,me


Sometimes no monitor is better then the mix of one bass drum and muffled vocals along with a combination of white noise and feedback

That is one thing I can say is better about doulbe pedals vs double bass - you never have to try and play double bass lics while only hearing one bass drum/foot
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:47 pm

One small thing that irks me at gigs is when your
lead singer/guitarist decides to change the order of
your set list partway through the set and no-one tells
the drummer.
I think they assume all drummers are telepathic.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:36 pm

Yea, I hate not having good sound and drunk people spilling beers on my DW, I've been touring for 2 years and i get all that to much.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:57 pm

I love to play...the only thing that really bothers me is when the other players think they play better drunk or high.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:08 pm

lol well so far i've only played about 25 times so i can't really think of anything i hate yet.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:17 pm

i h8 it when noone(in the band) tells the drummer when they switch....UGH! But hell i just f*&$ with their shit as well....im a troublemaker!
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:41 pm

Drunk "Close Talkers" that tell you that you're an awesome drummer but that thier cousin in Canada is amazing and he's only 11. and i should check out his video on youtube.

F.O.H. Engineers that put mics on your kit the way they want, eventhough they're in your way and the cables are strewn across your kit and looks like a mess.

F.O.H. Engineers that cop an attitude when you have your own mixer for click, sequences and your own monitor mix. There's plenty of channels dude, all i need is one send!

Bar Managers who stand out in the house with a DB Meter and they try too hard to be noticed. It's not like we can turn the P.A. down with our mind.

Ridiculous load in and load out's.

Terrible house P.A's and lights.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:56 pm

Small drum risers. (Yes, I refuse to downsize, even for time restraints)
Bad sound.
Poor heating/cooling.
Delays (scheduling, not the effect)
Crowds calling for covers, when the band is original.
Not getting paid, or extremely ripped off.
Parking, or lack-there-of for load in/out.

And yes, the ever popular "Dude, you rock, can I try your kit? *As he spills his drink on my snare and pedals, then knocks the hi-hat stand over in attempt to save his $2.00 draught beer, forsaking my $500+ hi-hats.*

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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:14 pm

setting up, my kit is huge and annoying haha.
a small crowd just because the band that their friends were in already played and left.
a boring crowd. you didn't pay 10 bucks to sit and look, thats what youtube is for.
dudes coming up and telling you and saying "dude that was SICK!". (gotta love when the women do it though haha)
short set time.
being rushed by the band after you to get your shit off. I have a big kit!
people touching my shit!
when my trigger doesn't work right.
when i can't hear anything but myself
when my set is rushed because the douche-bags in the band before me took too long to take care of business.
people saying they're going to come and they don't.
just about everything else other than actually playing haha.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:26 pm

I hate getting to a (punk rock) show and then having somebody tell me that the whole show was waiting on every band using my set because punk rock drummers apparently don't have their own. I'm a punk drummer, and I brought all my gear, that doesn't make me responsible for every drummer at the show that didn't bring theirs.
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:45 pm

All these are great. How about this one:

- I get to the show (full nighter) early to set up, so no one is in my way. Guitar player gets there an hour later and says; "can't you move over a few feet?"
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:59 pm

amberluvskeithmoon wrote:i h8 it when noone(in the band) tells the drummer when they switch....UGH! But hell i just f*&$ with their shit as well....im a troublemaker!

Just don't be a trouble maker here. Peace on ya!
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:00 pm

amberluvskeithmoon wrote:i h8 it when noone(in the band) tells the drummer when they switch....UGH! But hell i just f*&$ with their shit as well....im a troublemaker!


Ditto that!
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