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Red Menace 05-31-2010 02:06 PM

What do you drink?
 
Ok, so I gig quite a bit these days. A WHOLE lot more that I have in the past. I've begun to notice things about people, both the way they react to music and, because we only preform in establishments that serve booze, the way that the sauce affects that reaction.

...Not only that but I notice the was people drink. I've spent every weekend in a bar since my band started gigging and I notice that certain people drink a certain drink. Those that frequent bars less don't really have this habit but I've begun to wonder WHY they drink what they drink...

My point: WHAT do you order when you when you go out and more importantly WHY?

To begin: I like Miller Light on draft, If they don't have it then I'll go with bud light. I drink those because they're unionized breweries. I used to drink miller with my brother and his friends when he went to college so its long been my favorite. I usually drive, as my girlfriend can't drive my truck but when I want a shot I like Jack. I like jack because I thought it was what the real gritty musicians drink, Slash drank it, I suppose the fancy just stuck. When I'm feeling cheap I get well whiskey.

What about you?

TTNW 05-31-2010 04:27 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I keep a well stocked bar at home with a little of everything, so when I go out I like to order something I don't normally have.

If it's beer, I'll go with a draught of a beer I haven't had before.

I prefer Bourbon. There are many to try.

I don't like to get drunk in bars.

If you want to go broke, get drunk in bars.

If you want to go broke faster, get drunk in airport bars.

;-)

ChipJohns 05-31-2010 04:51 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I like beer, so I like to try different things.

If I'm at a restaurant, really depends on the type of restaurant and what I plan on eating.

I consider "My Drink" Scotch, Preferably Johnny Walker Red.

I will have a Margarita too.

I never drink to the point of intoxication anymore, even at home. usually one or two drinks.

I used to be a problem drinker when I played in the eighties. Took me out of the music scene, so I am very careful now..

Ian Williams 05-31-2010 06:19 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Plain water, black coffee, green tea on a daily basis.

I enjoy drinking to a certain limit - If it's hot and dry, cold beer. At home with my family, I like to taste a good cup of red wine, white wine in between meals or snacks and sometimes a rum on the rocks.

DrumEatDrum 05-31-2010 07:33 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
After my grandmother passed away, my grandfather moved to the Caribbean to get away.

When visiting, about all that is down there is rum, because it's locally made, while anything else is imported. And the price difference between local rum and imported anything else was big. So rum became my drink of choice (when not playing that is, I don't mixed the two), simply due to circumstances, and that's what I got used to.

Although lately, someone introduced me to Sweet Tea Vodka, which when mixed with a nice lemonade is a very refreshing and tasty drink. But good luck finding that in the average bar.

caddywumpus 05-31-2010 08:55 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
My drink is an A.M.F. I drink it because it's tasty and it gets me there quickly. If my drink vouchers only count towards beer and bottom-shelf well drinks, and I can't shmooze the bartender into upgrading, then I'll have either a hefeweizen or a spiced rum and coke.

bobdadruma 05-31-2010 09:43 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I drink straight vodka on ice when I'm at home and I'm not driving. I like the mid priced vodkas. I don't like the expensive ones. I like my hard liquor to have some bite. 6 oz's during an evening usually does it for me. (OK, Sometimes 8 to 10 oz's) LOL! I can't lie to you guys, You're my friends!
If I go out, I drink beer. I like most high end beers. I don't drink a lot when I am out. I only have three or four during the evening.
If I am gigging, I drink only one or two beers during the eve. Usually only one.
I drink sports drinks instead. I had a stroke about five years ago and It is hard for me to play if I drink too much. I'm 53 years old.

Naigewron 05-31-2010 09:53 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I don't drink much, but the ladyfriend and I probably empty a bottle of wine once per month. On the odd occasion that I go to a party, I tend to drink vodka drinks (usually red bull or orange juice), but that's probably at most once every two months these days. As for drumming, I never drink and play. I have a red bull before the show, and then another one during the show (plus gallons of water), and that's about it.

McShmoopy 05-31-2010 10:58 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Well this is pretty obvious for me since I cant drink Alcohol... Pepsi max! If not that just any good old softdrink or J20.

larryace 05-31-2010 11:06 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Very little alcohol passes my lips, it's too strong of a drug for me. It bloats me, and takes it's toll on me the next day. Forget playing on alcohol.
Just a light beer if anything for me, maybe once every 2 months....I get drunk maybe once a year on harder stuff, only because it is fun...And after I barf I'm good for another year ha ha

Funky CrÍpe 05-31-2010 11:15 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
i suppose it's mostly heineken, but the stuff can be pretty expensive. And yes. quite stupid to get drunk in pubs, better to go in while your on your way :). Maybe 4000mils or so vodka, then just a few pints. But then again, i'm young and it won't get me for another while, so i down a good few shots.

At the same time, i hate people who just get into fights, and really just drink so much that they forget about life. Being able to wake up the next morning and rembering atleat half of the night is good enough for me. I know too many people who never remember how they got that billboard sign in their front garden :)

but playing? Maybe a few botles to fit in you know, but don't want to be imparred

eddiehimself 05-31-2010 11:54 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bosphorus (Post 706920)
i suppose it's mostly heineken, but the stuff can be pretty expensive. And yes. quite stupid to get drunk in pubs, better to go in while your on your way :). Maybe 4000mils or so vodka, then just a few pints. But then again, i'm young and it won't get me for another while, so i down a good few shots.

What? 4 litres of vodka!? :-o

EH doesn't really drink much but i do enjoy the odd drop of JD or vodka mixed in with something like ginger ale or pepsi on occasion. I don't really do beer or anything. Maybe the odd glass of cider if i'm in a club but that's about it really.

Funky CrÍpe 06-01-2010 12:48 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 706930)
What? 4 litres of vodka!? :-o

EH doesn't really drink much but i do enjoy the odd drop of JD or vodka mixed in with something like ginger ale or pepsi on occasion. I don't really do beer or anything. Maybe the odd glass of cider if i'm in a club but that's about it really.

that was actually a mistake, but come to think of it......i am that hard! :)

Hercules 06-01-2010 12:56 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
First choice is always coffee for me, but I guess the question was more towards alcohol....
so..... wine with dinner - red or white depending on the dish, though I've been liking the sparkling red (shiraz) or white (pinot/chardonnay) more lately... I don't drink alcohol before the evening - it just wipes me out too much nowadays. In hot weather I'm still a kid so I drink cordial (red drink) :-).

con struct 06-01-2010 01:04 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I just drink very cheap beer, Natural Light. It's just soda pop beer. I had to give up serious beer and the harder stuff a long time ago.

When I'm out I'll drink Bud Light or whatever light beer is available. I can't even drink wine anymore, although I may have a glass of good wine with dinner on rare occassions, and on Christmas my wife allows me a half-pint bottle of Jack Daniel's. I pour a little of it in the eggnog.

I haven't had a mixed drink or a glass of champagne in many years. Some times there will be the occassional shooter, but only if someone buys me one. No, for the most part I just stick to the soda pop beer.

WayneWickman 06-01-2010 01:09 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Vodka and cranberry while chillin'. When giggin' water during sets, bud light at breaks.

Fuzrock 06-01-2010 01:29 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I generally don't drink when I'm gigging. When at home I always have various inexpensive bourbons on hand. I drink bourbon and diet coke. When I go out, I like to drink beer. I can drink beer all night and never really get drunk. Bud Light Lime is one of my favorites. Most would say that's a girly beer but my taste buds would beg to differ.

ANIMALBEATS 06-01-2010 02:24 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Single Malt Whiskey. Macallan preferably, but I enjoy most of them.

Pocket-full-of-gold 06-01-2010 02:37 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Beer (Absolutely anything but Bud....that's NOT beer!!)
Jack Daniels
Jim Beam (only if there's no Jack)
Vodka
Wine (mostly red, but white on a rare occasion)
Champagne (As long as it's French)
I've also been known to put away Kahlua and milk and I'm partial to a port round a camp fire.

Ian Williams 06-01-2010 02:47 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Macallan is a great whisky, nice taste. I had quite some while I was in Dunecht. In addition, a good Glennfiddich and Glenn Morangie as well. About beer, McEwans export.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ANIMALBEATS (Post 706999)
Single Malt Whiskey. Macallan preferably, but I enjoy most of them.


Ian Williams 06-01-2010 02:51 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I second that one! love it.........

Quote:

Originally Posted by caddywumpus (Post 706876)
or a spiced rum and coke.


Drums&Beer 06-01-2010 03:08 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
As an avid brewer I love a really nice beer. I love well balanced IPA's, for the most part the bigger the better. Long gone are the days where I drink in quantity so one or two good beers is all I need and I am good for the night. Occasionally I'll have a bourbon drink of some sort, but I rarely drink cocktails when I am out. I can make a better Manhattan or Old Fashioned than most any bartender, so when I order bourbon on the town it's usually neat.

Red Menace 06-01-2010 09:03 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McShmoopy (Post 706916)
Well this is pretty obvious for me since I cant drink Alcohol... Pepsi max! If not that just any good old softdrink or J20.

Schmoopy I really feel for you on that one. On the rare gig when I'm not in a drinking mood I'll just drink a bunch of water and maybe a club soda... although that's usually because i'm hungover from the night before.

aydee 06-01-2010 09:09 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian Williams (Post 707008)
Macallan is a great whisky, nice taste. I had quite some while I was in Dunecht. In addition, a good Glennfiddich and Glenn Morangie as well. About beer, McEwans export.

You're my kind of guy, Ian. Have you tried Laphroiag? Macallan's, and Morangie are great too. Margaritas and Mohito's get me real happy too, though Mohito's can sometimes be too sweet.

Beers, two light ones at best. Preferably not from Milwaukee .

Pollyanna 06-01-2010 01:09 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
When I feel like a drink I take a pull from a bottle of cheap scotch that sits on my fridge, usually just before going to bed (to sleep :)

manderman 06-01-2010 02:42 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I live in Russia and people here drink really much.
I liked beer and nice cold vodka with delicious snacks.
Drinks are really cheap here and there are no age restrictions for alcohol, so like I was soaked into this right in childhood and had tasted all kinds of drinks. Always getting drunk, not because some drinks are nice, just because getting drunk is something "usual".

I began experiencing some health problems when I got 19 and now I don't drink anything, but beverages. And I'm really glad. At least I can spend my money on drums, not on harming myself.
But it's really painfull to see all the kids get drunk at gigs and at streets. Wish I could message myself to the past.

jon e rotten 06-01-2010 06:11 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
"Im Himmel gibt's kein Bier"

In Heaven there is no beer.....that's why we drink it here.

Since I'm from the St. Louis area i drink the Bud Light, but I also love me some margarita's.

brady 06-01-2010 06:38 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Not much of a drinker...

I usually have a Dr. Pepper.

aydee 06-01-2010 06:38 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
"Ich bin der Kaiser selbst in mienem unterhosen".

I'm the king even in my underwear. What King Wilhelm said to a British diplomat who was being shy about walking into his chambers to discuss state matters.

Thought I'd throw that in.

...

MykeyInChains 06-02-2010 12:44 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Never been a mixed drink guy.

Beer is my social lubricant of choice. But i'm not one to go drink 12 beers in a night. 2 or 3 really deep, interesting beers will satisfy my thirst for a night. Some of my favorites?

- Founders Breakfast Stout
- Harpoon IPA
- Stone Ruination
- St. Bernardus Abt 12

I'm lucky enough to have some killer beer bars around the area.

But for when I have a gig, one before the set, one while on stage. Anything else effects playing.

drum.lad 06-02-2010 02:11 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
I come from a little place called ireland....its famous for three things Irish dancing,U2 and drinking.So when i drink i drink ......water.i have never drank in my life and never will just not for me.

Ian Williams 06-02-2010 02:14 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
No, I haven't but I will try Laphroiag for sure. Margaritas - like them a lot!....give some.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 707107)
You're my kind of guy, Ian. Have you tried Laphroiag? Macallan's, and Morangie are great too. Margaritas and Mohito's get me real happy too, though Mohito's can sometimes be too sweet.

Beers, two light ones at best. Preferably not from Milwaukee .


azrae1l 06-02-2010 02:16 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
dr. pepper and an ass load of water......

stopped drinking alcohol, wake up in the middle of one twisted midget orgy and you'll stop too......

MikeM 06-02-2010 07:05 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
What! Nobody has mentioned PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) yet? The official cheap beer of live music venues (dive bars) across the land? It slays me that they use that in their commercials. Doesn't matter, I have a pony keg mounted above my kit feeding it to me via beer bong because like Jay said, it's just a soda pop beer.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 707006)
Beer (Absolutely anything but Bud....that's NOT beer!!)

Bud is an acquired taste, my friend. I suspect it's like vegemite. Anyway, PBR is just one step below Budweiser...

Pocket-full-of-gold 06-02-2010 07:15 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeM (Post 707391)
Bud is an acquired taste, my friend. I suspect it's like vegemite. Anyway, PBR is just one step below Budweiser...

I'll sit down and get trashed on either a Millers or a Coors with you mate (that's pretty much the extent of my knowledge of US brewing though), but I'll leave the Buds to you guys in the Land of the Free.

Let me know if you're ever in Melbourne, Mike and i'll take you on a 'REAL' beer discovery venture. We love the stuff Downunder....the worlds finest brews are proudly displayed in almost every bottle shop......and there's is a bottle shop on almost every corner. We could get lost for months on this outing!!

Vegemite......Ha. LMAO!!

MikeM 06-02-2010 08:35 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 707396)
Let me know if you're ever in Melbourne, Mike and i'll take you on a 'REAL' beer discovery venture. We love the stuff Downunder...

Hey, now there's a reason to go to the other side of the planet! I'd love to have you show me the sights until I can't see them anymore. Come to think of it, that's what happened to me last time I was down-under (Perth '89).

Yeah, the Bud gets a bad rap, dunnit? Okay, it sucks, we all know that. But it's our shitty beer! I see it like this: anyone can like a good beer, but it takes a real beer lover to like a bad beer!

aydee 06-02-2010 08:49 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeM (Post 707391)
Bud is an acquired taste, my friend. I suspect it's like vegemite.

Great way to explain it to an Aussie ; )!

ChipJohns 06-02-2010 10:42 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Quote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeM
Bud is an acquired taste, my friend. I suspect it's like vegemite. Anyway, PBR is just one step below Budweiser...
Sad thing, back in the 60s and early 70s when PBR was back in Baltimore, MD USA it was a different beer. It was good. and the Premium version called National Bohemium was really good... Something else that isn't good anymore since it left Baltimore..! Colts! @:-O


Quote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeM
Bud is an acquired taste, my friend. I suspect it's like vegemite.
Great way to explain it to an Aussie ; )!
Yes Indeed..

mrbling 06-02-2010 01:07 PM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Magners cider, love the stuff.

but i dont drink often which is strange for an 18 year old

Migaluch 06-16-2010 08:17 AM

Re: What do you drink?
 
Where's the milk?

I have always wondered what the effects of alcohol are on drumming performance.

Is it okay to drink an energy drink before a gig? Mike Portnoy does!


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