Short band history..The band I am currently in has been together since April 2011. We have literally been playing out 4-6 times a month since two weeks after we joined forces, great bandmates with literally zero drama to date. We have a great following already and really get some great venues to play with some great audiences. Our main focus is on in your face blues with some great funk, originals and a few choice classic rock covers. Anyway, I got us a gig in the town I live in, not where I am from, I am from the Wash., D.C. area and moved to a small town outside of Grand Rapids, MI. about 15 years ago, most definitely city gone country. Alot of my friends and even the bar owner have been asking us to play in our town for a few months and I finally got us a gig for a huge Halloween party at this bar. I had my reservations playing there because I know how the people are and they are a little/lot rednecky and will get into fights at the drop of a hat. This being said to all the band members they still agreed to play, good money so what the hell. Into our second set and this drunken idiot walks up to our lead singer and says what the hell we want to hear some frickin rock and roll, we are here to have fun and want to hear some good frickin music. Our female lead singer commences to say sir we are a blues band and don't play alot of rock music. He continues to be an a-hole and so she finally goes over the PA and says hey everyone, this guy says he does not want us playing this music but wants to hear some rock, what do you think about this ?? SO the audience started booing this guy telling him to get the heck out of here, and actually his own daughter ended up getting him thrown out. I have to give our lead singer kudos for handling this so well, she really came through in what could have been a very ugly situation. We consider ourselves a band that caters to the biker crowds, playing a ton of biker events and bars and we have not had one issue as some would stereotype the biker crowd, we play this little podunk town and this is what happens, needless to say we will not be playing in my town again, definitely their loss.
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