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PostSubject: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:14 pm

Ok - by this I mean whilst playing. Gotta be some scorchers out there Laughing

To start things off....

1)Gig Crime No.1....stopping a song midway through and trying to restart, whilst everyone ignored me and carried on! Never EVER stop

2)Getting "lost in the moment" at a Godiva fest heat and played my new guitar on the barrier in the colly. Looked like an absolute dick...and cost £150 to get repaired. Got through though Cool

3)Letting Bratby climb a PA at the Islington Academy...and deciding we should all continue to play the song whilst he was submerged beneath woofers unable to move and noone could her feck all!
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:17 pm

I got wasted one time, at ye old Dog and Trumpet. Cant remember if i fell off the stage or not but i was close if i didn't. I also started turning guitars out of tune cause i thought it was cool...

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:20 pm

haha! That reminds of another! Played a gig for some tosser promoter at the Dog. Totally unorganised, other bands were total cocks...everything on stage fedback, couldnt sing without PA cutting out so we handed guitars to some mates of ours who couldnt even play, and sat down to watch.

We were not invited back.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:00 pm

At the colly the bass amp blew and whilst Ash was scrambling trying to put the bass direct into the desk I decided to do a little dance...seemed fun at the time.

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:45 pm

That reminds me of the time I legdropped my guitar cause a string broke

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:14 am

I was left semi conscious by a flying drummer and a monitor. This was the last time we attempted the 'rockstar' finish to a set.
There has been alot of embarrassing stuff done and said due to drink, especially the classic of hitting the tuner pedal therefore muting your sound and not realising due to being 'lost in the moment'.

Dale, what is it with bassists and dancing when something goes wrong, stu has experience of this too.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:16 am

Oh and playing an entire song 2 octaves higher as I was so drunk I didn't see my pitch shifter was on...bad times
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:20 am

As a magician damn near set a girl's hair on fire using my flaming wallet trying to use it to light her fag....

And tried to do a memory based magic trick once with a nan who later turned out to gave Alzheimers. No lie!
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:15 am

I had a sneaky whiskey or 20 before going on stage and ended up playing 5 seconds behind everyone else. Got paid for gig too. To be fair, I can't remember I gig when I was sober.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:11 am

being the ultra professional type I hardly ever do dumb things at gigs but a couple of note

one with Trailer at a london gig when mid song i curiously moved a slider on my keyboard not realising it was the master volume controller for all the sequenced synth parts and they quickly disappeared FOH

also not really proud but did a gig on my 18th birthday at the charlotte in leics with my old Alt rock band but we thought it would be a laff to do E's prior to playing and i could barely stand up or hold my guitar let alone play it. the rest of the band were a wreck too. we split up straight after it
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:25 pm

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As a magician damn near set a girl's hair on fire using my flaming wallet trying to use it to light her fag....

This reminds me of the 'fire-eater' at the gig we did in Hereford a while back - if you're going to do an impressive 'flame thrower' trick outside, don't face INTO the wind - yes, the guy set his head on fire!

Fuckin hilarious!

Tells you a lot about OUR performance when the highlight of the event was some fire-eating Frank Spencer doing an impression of a Swan Vesta.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:14 pm

First ever gig, I dropped my stick mid song, lent down to pick it up and when I came back up fell off the stool. It was all caught on film and when I saw it back it was a a split second thing that seemed to last ages when it happened. Fortunately the footage has not survived.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:53 am

Once set up at the WRONG venue. I was 18 and in a covers band. We spent 2 hours setting all the PA etc up, in walks a bloke and asks "what you doing lads?" I replied "Soundchecking" he then said "We've got a comedian tonight mate, its Friday!"

We had 45 mins to pack everything into the van and set up at the right venue which was up the road. Not one person at the first venue said a thing whilst we were setting up.


I also did what I thought was going to be a fart but in fact was little bit of poo on stage which made the last 2 songs a bit uncomfortable!!
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:47 pm

Neil wrote:

I also did what I thought was going to be a fart but in fact was HUGE poo on stage which made the last 2 songs a bit uncomfortable. Tasted good afterwards though! Nice and chewy

Someone always has to drag the thread down into the gutter Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:41 pm

And for once it wasn't me!
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:36 am

if Neil did the poo incident at an EE gig he did a great job of keeping it on the lowdown.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:18 am

the amazing g wrote:
And for once it wasn't me!

Give it chance, somehow you'll shoehorn in a rat smashing experience.

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:56 pm

Jimatay wrote:
That reminds me of the time I legdropped my guitar cause a string broke

This was the best thing ever.

Getting hammered at Covstock 2 having been drinking snakebite and black for the previous 10 hours then telling everyone in the crowd to 'put your money in the fucking bucket', apparently my mic was turned off mid gig because I was so out of tune

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:51 pm

Which one was Covstock 2? The Cross?

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PostSubject: Re: Dumbest thing youve done at a gig?   Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:44 pm

Stand on a railway sleeper (which was oddly left in the middle of a field at Glastobury), during the whole performance from Oasis.
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