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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:29 pm

Dale wrote:
Timekeep69 wrote:boobs being flashed


I second that!


Never had boobs flashing, but I imagine if I did, that would be my favourite thing!

As it stands, hearing the kit all mic'd and taking a step back before the gig and admiring the set up on stage... always looks more impressive!

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Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:22 am

I would have to say my favorite thing about playing shows is when the crowd gives just as much energy as you do. Im in a metal band and when I see circle pits in front of the stage and kids going nuts, I just get that much more adrenaline going. It irks me to see everyone standing around with their hands in their pockets and arms crossed. :evil:
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Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:39 am

MrChops wrote:I would have to say my favorite thing about playing shows is when the crowd gives just as much energy as you do. Im in a metal band and when I see circle pits in front of the stage and kids going nuts, I just get that much more adrenaline going. It irks me to see everyone standing around with their hands in their pockets and arms crossed. :evil:


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Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:41 pm

Well if I just so happen to be in the area I'll take that in to consideration. Thanks man :P
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:20 am

Getting drunk after my band's set.

Seeing the mosh pit going crazy when playing.

The satisfaction on the faces of the crowd after the set ends.

Most of all...

The crowd singing along to the song that we put together. Priceless.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:03 pm

Hmmm, I always enjoy a good stack up gig; ya know, lots of bands, plenty of musicians to chit chat with. Even the assholes in the bunch can teach you a thing or two...like mostly NOT what to come off like. :roll:

I enjoy a good jam session, band members mixing it up and playing out some surprise tunes, jamming to some good old timing rock n' roll or whatever they throw at ya, the experience is uplifting.

The booze is always fun! :lol:

Another is jamming to those favorite songs of yours, a musician always plays grade A when its their favorite song and its usually what gets the crowd riled up, cause they can feel it.

And of course the fans, I don't know that I'd have gone on so long, if someone, anyone didn't tell me that I kicked major ass or that they appreciated it so much. Its the cherry on top when someone tells you that, like you've come and made a difference for someone. :lol:
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:07 pm

At the last gig I played I tried something I had never done, setting up sideways so that the audience can see what you are doing.

I did it and I think I am never going back to setting up towards the audience ever again. I got more looks, more attention and more response to my playing than EVER BEFORE!! I know it sounds crazy but for me it was the coolest thing ever.

Another thing that was really cool was that our singer could interact with me a lot easier as well. Also it was easier to look at the crowd and get responses from individuals in the crowd too.
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:25 pm

When people throw down hard

people singing/screaming along

Circle pits

WHEN OTHER DRUMMERS JUMP ON STAGE AND FIX MY DRUM?CYBMAL THAT I KNOCK WAY OUT OF PLACE!!! Thank you guys!

When the venue hands out water to the bands
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:05 pm

I personally like applause, that's always a nice thing.

Free food.

Getting comments three weeks after a show saying that it was still an awesome show.

Getting your picture taken with a couple of hot girls.

Autographs. Those are SO fun to give. Even if its to little 6-year-olds on a ketchup stained napkin that the kid handed me, there is nothing better man. I love Jazz.

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Post Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:22 am

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Post Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:12 pm

well my list is pretty basic.
getting paid
PERFORMING(in general)
the ENCORE chant
finding out im doing a drum solo, 30seconds before(for some reason)
throwing sticks to the crowd
one thast been listed alot( BOOBIES ) ( . Y . )
the applause always is nice
seeing the crowd break into a massive mosh
finding out that your song/solo is why they moshed
i like the cookies/sandwhiches/drinks some venues here provide, but hate the feeling of bein half full and clammy when performing
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Post Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:18 pm

Erik wrote:1. Sexy Legs (females)


YES!!!

Also,

Sitting on your throne for the first time before you kick in, looking at the excited people.

Finishing up, packing your shit, and having drummers/guitarist/people saying how good you are.
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Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:02 am

Having complete control over the crowd while performing a solo.
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Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:21 am

I also like Talking Shop with other drummers. The feeling of community is something that drives me. Also, getting intoxicated while talking shop is fun too :D
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Post Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:51 pm

When I look out and see a great audience and remember starting out in my moms living room annoying the heck out of them while playing Iron Maiden tunes. My (you watch mom... someday) has arrived!