This is my thinking too...My band hates when another drummer sits in. The only time they're cool with it (I'm fine with it, as long as the guy doesn't go messing with my adjustments), is if the "sitter" is A. the person paying us, B. a friend (who can play well, obviously), or C. someone recognizable/"famous". I get that if there's a drummer in the audience, it would be fun for him. But since this is my job, I can't help but wonder, what other profession can you just walk up to someone doing their job and say "hey, let me try". It wouldn't even cross my mind to do that.
I have to say that is a very accepting attitude. I'm not a big fan of 2 drummers. I think I'd pass, I prefer hearing just one drummer.I like it when people would sit-in and double-drum with me. Most drummers like to go at it solo, and for good reason. Not everybody has the skill to do double-drumming with another drummer and make it sound good.
It couldn't be more opposite in my world. It almost always ends up being a really cool thing when people get asked to sit in. But it is blues, and that lends itself to sit ins.Sit-ins at the local level are pointless and selfish IMO. The music is never improved by a random friend jumping in. It's a novelty when a famous band surprises the audience with the addition of another famous musician. Otherwise it's asking a lot.
A local audience might know an invited guest from another band in the same genre, and that can be cool. But if the band just wants to have their unknown friend play, they should do so in private.Sit-ins at the local level are pointless and selfish IMO. The music is never improved by a random friend jumping in. It's a novelty when a famous band surprises the audience with the addition of another famous musician. Otherwise it's asking a lot.
No, most of the bands a played and seen on in the many different music scenes where I lived in any countries, it didn't really happen.Is it like that where you are? Are the people in your scene like one big family too? Is sitting in the norm?