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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / Gigging NYE?

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What It Was!

smells like Persian cab driver ass
Dec 27th, 2015 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Subbing with a pickup band at a gazillionaire trailer park - no lie. Long gig but long bucks ; )


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England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Dec 27th, 2015 02:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes thanks.

Juice Nichols
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Panama City, FL

Same ol **** but my hair's longer
Dec 27th, 2015 05:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not this year

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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Dec 27th, 2015 07:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am teching two events.
The early one is a "kid's NYE"....ends at 9:00 PM with balloons falling from the ceiling, followed by fireworks outside
Next gig is 10 'till 3 at my house gig.

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Wichita, Kansas

Drums = pulse, Bass = heartbeat
Dec 27th, 2015 09:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

My NYE gig is actually a wedding reception!



Say what one more time!
Dec 28th, 2015 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's been a few years but we don't have one this year.

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olde New England

If you can't play good, play loud
Dec 29th, 2015 08:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

We got married on New Years Day, so we celebrate on NYE. My wife's ex was a gigging musician and she has bad memories of many a NYE alone at home. Since I've joined a band we've discussed it and she informed me that NYE gigs are right out.

Guess I should've given that wedding date a bit more thought.

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Philly, B-3 Capital

don't dream it be it
Dec 29th, 2015 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

turned a couple down because of too long distance and too short $.

so no, hanging @ home this year.


Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Dec 29th, 2015 10:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

I ask for too much $$$ if I have to deal with the amateur drunks.

Black Gibson
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Idaho, USA

Acoustics Rock! Well, sort of...
Dec 29th, 2015 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Like shunka says... It's amateur night. I'll be at home asleep when they drop that big potato.

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numb, yes...comfortable? Not so much
Dec 29th, 2015 01:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep. This will be the first NYE gig I've ever done. Should be interesting, 'cuz the last few years I've been asleep by 10:30 on NYE

Roger Ball
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More Mel Bay, less eBay!
Dec 31st, 2015 10:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, and have played every NYE in the 25 years I've been in this band except for 2010 but that's another story.

This might be it though. Tonight will be the fifth year at a great gig but it's a long drive and the weather is always dicey. We've had some nasty trips and we're not getting any younger.

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American Patriot

I'm on guard these days.
Jan 1st, 2016 01:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

I haven't played a NYE gig since 1981. I don't miss them at all.



Earn while you learn
Jan 26th, 2016 04:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

I performed with a local symphony on New Years Day plus I provided the sound system for a DJ'd event in a large banquet hall on NYE.

NYE was not exactly a playing gig for me but a-gig-is-a-gig.

My small sound company

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numb, yes...comfortable? Not so much
Jan 29th, 2016 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Our NYE gig went well. So well, in fact, that another club in town heard about the gig & called us last week to book us for NYE 2016

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