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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:28 am

As the title says :) Tell us about the things you love at gigs.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:49 am

1) One of the greatest feelings at a gig is when you see people shaking with anticipation for a certain fill or riff. Or when you finally hit that part and you see them just explode with excitement.

2) Another thing i love about gigs is sitting around before the show and talking shop with all the other drummers.

3) Getting to hear my drums all mic'd up, but only when done by a competent sound person.

4) The chanting of "encore" or your bands name.

5) Getting to share the stage with great musicians.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:50 am

Getting paid.
I don't know what I'm talking about!

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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:02 am

boobs being flashed
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:10 am

Timekeep69 wrote:boobs being flashed


I second that!
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:48 pm

playing the music obviously

using my own kit for nearl yevery gig =D

band name being chanted..

my name being chanted.. its happend !! lol

telling the sound guys what to do haha and how to rig up more drums with less mics.. and still get the same sound.

Using triggerd kick drums

throwing water over crowd.

annoying the shit of ppl i dont like .. :D

headlining lol obviously

and last of all

getting paid lol wen it dosnt actually bother me lol if i like the music
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:30 pm

PLAYING:

Having the crowd shouting out your own tunes that they want you to play next.
When you nail a tough section with precision making it look easy.
When just even one person comes upto you shakes your hand after the gig and goes;

"fucking hell man that was well good, you're an awesome drummer."

WATCHING:

Getting fucking down in the mosh pit! Creating so much energy and getting rid of your stress tension if you've had a bad week.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:45 pm

When the venue has an amazing PA ( when I hit the kick I allmost fell off my throne) and you rock the crowd.

it was well fun makes all the work worth it.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:48 pm

the thing I can't get enough of (and thanks for starting this thread, by the way!) would be the moments when a the band careens off on a tangent and suddenly we're in a musical area we've never explored before. There's just something about the energy of performing, when the crowd's into it, and things are really grooving, and it carries you to a zone that feels new and fresh and that's what I love.
Stepping outside of yourself, almost- letting the music create itself around you-

cheering's nice, compliments are nice, money is really nice.
Being told something you did touched or moved someone- that's cool.
but creating is 'where it's at,' for me. Those times when everything gels and the band as a whole can transcend itself, that feels good.

I don't know if that makes any sense, but that's what does it for me.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:52 pm

I don't know if that makes any sense, but that's what does it for me.


I completely understand m.

One of the bands i'm in is totally improv. Every night we play we get together before hand and discuss what we could do to make our set different from past sets. We might say "let's play everything in 5/8" or "lets play for 45 minutes non stop" I used to feel really bad for the crowds that came to see us, but it turns out that when we would play a whole set of our "standards" people would actually come up to us after the show and tell us they were disappointed we didn't "go off" hehe. It's a great feeling to get up there, so nervous because you have no idea what's going to happen, and then you just slam out a set. Sometimes it goes really well and sometimes it blows. But the excitement of trying something new every night is really addictive.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:09 pm

Girls dancing, smiling and watching every move as you pound the drums, and boobies being flashed

My highlight was one night opening for Kim Mitchell and Sass Jordan (both Canadian icons) and while we were playing Sass was at stage left dancing and smiling and clapping.

The anticipation just before the you start your show. You know every eye is on you and the adrenalin starts pumping
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:06 pm

pphunk wrote:1) One of the greatest feelings at a gig is when you see people shaking with anticipation for a certain fill or riff. Or when you finally hit that part and you see them just explode with excitement.

2) Another thing i love about gigs is sitting around before the show and talking shop with all the other drummers.

3) Getting to hear my drums all mic'd up, but only when done by a competent sound person.

4) The chanting of "encore" or your bands name.

5) Getting to share the stage with great musicians.


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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:27 pm

How about having a hot women throw money at you so they can buy you a drink!
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:38 pm

What I love when playing shows is when you're done with your set, get off the stage, and no matter if you played it perfect or screwed up a few parts, people will come up to you and say " great job, I love the shit you guys play". It really perks me up.
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Post Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:34 am

rjbaked wrote:
My highlight was one night opening for Kim Mitchell and Sass Jordan (both Canadian icons) and while we were playing Sass was at stage left dancing and smiling and clapping.


I absolutely LOVE Sass Jordan. One of the best voices in rock-n-roll. Now I'm gonna be singing "High Road Easy" for the rest of the day, LOL!!
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