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metal overlord 01-20-2009 11:14 PM

Your first gig
 
I remember my first gig...

...Well, first major gig. We were playing at a metal fest, and we we're comming in with our gear and stuff. Us 5 were in the first car, and we looked out the window to see huge clouds of smoke emerging upward. It was the coolest thing ever. We got out of the car and looked around, garbage cans on fire, mosh pits, beer bottle everywhere, and cheap fireworks, almost a miniature Ozzfest. I remember before we went on stage after rehersal, we all circled up and were all like "We are doing this, no turning back now. We've practiced so hard for this day, so lets get out there and give them all we got, we have one chance, that chance is now, so lets do this!", quite a good pump-ep speach by our singer. That show went on to be a great success.

bojangleman 01-20-2009 11:24 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
my first was filling in for a country bands drummer..haha

it was good pay tho..so, cant complain.

Alex

CountHavoc 01-21-2009 11:30 AM

Re: Your first gig
 
Mine was at the local youth centre with a total of 30 ppl,bad lighting,bad pyro's,(ping pong ball's do not make good smoke bomb's)& having to play our 30min set 3 times in 2 hours then jammin with the audience till they finally closed the door's.
Not the best show i played,but then it was one of my first in front of a crowd that didnt include family & friend's.LOL

eddiehimself 01-21-2009 12:50 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CountHavoc (Post 531337)
Mine was at the local youth centre with a total of 30 ppl,bad lighting,bad pyro's,(ping pong ball's do not make good smoke bomb's)& having to play our 30min set 3 times in 2 hours then jammin with the audience till they finally closed the door's.
Not the best show i played,but then it was one of my first in front of a crowd that didnt include family & friend's.LOL

Hah my first gig ever was in the local youthie as well. It was in front of a couple of kids in our year and a few local chavs (who are pretty benign where i live). Quite fun, we played some real easy songs like green day and foo fighters but it was real fun. It was actually the last gig i played too but hopefully i'll be able to do some stuff in my new band in 2009.

SharkyBait911 01-24-2009 03:51 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
Ive got my first magor gig on saturday and im very nervous haha
Wish me luck lol

Tris

frank0072 01-24-2009 04:12 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
good luck!

Sundaymorning will be my first 'gig', playing in church service. I am so nervous...

Big_Philly 01-24-2009 04:27 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by frank0072 (Post 532669)
good luck!

Sundaymorning will be my first 'gig', playing in church service. I am so nervous...

You'll be fine. Use the nerves and adrenalin rush to your advantage :)

My first gig was with an orchestra, performing the Muppets' theme song. I played a bell.

denisri 01-24-2009 05:06 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
Hi
Been playing and performing for 44 years...I view/treat every gig as a 1st gig! Full of fun,joy and groove....no matter the size of the crowd. Relax have fun, play for the song and the best of your ability. Make a note of your mistakes(don't take them to seriously and fix them later for the next gig). Denis

metal overlord 01-24-2009 09:21 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by denisri (Post 532689)
Hi
Been playing and performing for 44 years...I view/treat every gig as a 1st gig! Full of fun,joy and groove....no matter the size of the crowd. Relax have fun, play for the song and the best of your ability. Make a note of your mistakes(don't take them to seriously and fix them later for the next gig). Denis

I know how that feels, because every gig a differant expirience. Like playing a 2 night, both nights will be different.

jimmyakaspanky 01-25-2009 03:47 AM

Re: Your first gig
 
I remember playing my first gig.
I was so nervous before I went out and played, when we were warming up, I was messing up.
So I did the only thing I knew to do..I prayed haha.
And everything went perfect, I did not miss a beat the whole show. It was pretty awesome.

Big_Philly 01-25-2009 05:11 PM

Re: Your first gig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by frank0072 (Post 532669)
good luck!

Sundaymorning will be my first 'gig', playing in church service. I am so nervous...

How 'd it go?

twenty


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