Ah, well Prince Henry and Australians have been known to drink out of shoes, so I figured maybe you're a distant cousin of one them. Mind you, they were known to actually pour their drinks into shoes and drink out of them... so maybe you're not.OK this is quite the puzzling response.
I'm not committing to any of this until I know what Prince Henry actually did, and how that relates to being Australian, and if it was a good thing, or a dastardly thing. I'm guessing Henry wasn't/isn't a drummer
If I am a descendant, I'm unaware if the connection. As far as I know, there's no Australian blood in my veins either.
I use them in situations where it might get kicked over, like a long practice.Just a question for those who use a drink holder, what does the holder do better than the floor ?
Generally we have a sip in between song, the floor isn't a far reach ? Just asking.
Personally I keep a bottle of water by my seat or Next to the floor tom, so it's not far from me and doesn't appear on the photographs.
I can applaud the ingenuity, and $12 saved, but I don't think a flimsy twisted coat hanger is exactly the same as the thicker, much more sturdy product it's copying, especially over time. And as Bermuda mentioned, it's kinda ugly. Whatever gets you through the night, though! A Swirly might be too thick to fit on a FT like that anyway, but I'm not sure about that."When I saw this I said to myself, hey, I can make one of those." Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keeps drinks from getting spilled, saves time between songs, saves bending over to get the drink, and bending over again to set it back down. I didn't think it would matter much, but it did...to me. Ymmv. The same reason I'd rather eat my plate of food off a table than the floor. It's just more comfortable.Just a question for those who use a drink holder, what does the holder do better than the floor ?
Update:I was in a spot where I had to get something this morning. I got the On Stage version.
I end up doing this as well sometimes. I usually just use the floor though. I actually had a gig this summer - 3 hours in the sun at a vintage tractor associations summer gathering; 98*F, no shade. I used my Osprey Raptor 14 hydration pack from when I mountain bike. It holds 3 liters of water and fits right on my back. We were in T-shirts and shorts for that, so the "uniform" was not compromised. I put ice cubes in the bladder the night before and kept it in the freezer. Filled with water the next day, and it stayed relatively cold. I could sip the whole time with minimal effort.I play in socks, so my shoes make a nice drink holder lol. There's enough stuff to think about.
Yes. It doubles as a cowbell.I am in complete agreement here. The clamp tightens down, so it cannot fall off. It's also very durable metal. The bottom has a cushion. Finally, I like the fact that you can get a decent "ping" or "ding" bell sound out of it when you hit it with a stick.