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Chris Evans
OK, so.. as theres no posts here I`d thought I`d start one off smile.gif

What do you love about playing live? cool.gif

Whats the best gig experience for you? biggrin.gif

Whats the worst thing thats ever happened to you on stage? ohmy.gif
Muris Varajic
Thanks mate wink.gif

Well,best thing about giging is sharing pure energy with audience.
And I don't think only of raw and loud energy like playing heavy stuff etc.
It's also like when you're singing some soft part with keys in background and then add nice solo after.
Dunno,it's just wonderful. smile.gif

Best thing ever happened to me?
Can't tell for sure,just trying to give 100% from myself all the time.
And biggest award is applause I guess so lets say I've had many best moments so far. smile.gif

And worst...probably breaking the string while shredding laugh.gif
FretDancer69
QUOTE (muris @ Oct 28 2007, 11:31 PM) *
And worst...probably breaking the string while shredding laugh.gif


do you have a video for us to see? biggrin.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Oct 29 2007, 07:56 AM) *
do you have a video for us to see? biggrin.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif



Well,not really...looks like I made it up laugh.gif
Chris Evans
Yup, would def agree, a total buzz to play live, nervous tension before the gig etc, love it! smile.gif

just trying to think of a worse moment here ... actually not so much worse but most embarassing and it wasnt me, our drummers stool leg went through the floorboard on the stage and he fell off his stool mid song(not hurt or anything) but was real funny, not at the time, but afterwards ... and now actually thinking about it laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Muris Varajic
Poor drummer sad.gif ....funny story too laugh.gif cool.gif
Ben N
the thing i love when im on stage is the excitement
at the begining im a litlle nervous but after that its pure fun smile.gif
the best gig that i had was not a big one... it was in a pab but
it didnt mater that ther were only 100 people there was a great energy!!
and i played with my band ( now we are on timeout heheh ) and i realy
liked the songs so it was a great experience smile.gif
FretDancer69
QUOTE (Smells @ Oct 29 2007, 01:05 AM) *
Yup, would def agree, a total buzz to play live, nervous tension before the gig etc, love it! smile.gif

just trying to think of a worse moment here ... actually not so much worse but most embarassing and it wasnt me, our drummers stool leg went through the floorboard on the stage and he fell off his stool mid song(not hurt or anything) but was real funny, not at the time, but afterwards ... and now actually thinking about it laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif



lmao, damn that must have been awfully ebarrasing sad.gif , but funny as well, to watch of course. laugh.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif
MickeM
QUOTE (Smells @ Oct 29 2007, 03:47 AM) *
What do you love about playing live? cool.gif

The free beer!
...and it's a great feeling to stand there, play loud and rock hard.

QUOTE (Smells @ Oct 29 2007, 03:47 AM) *
Whats the best gig experience for you? biggrin.gif

don't know... hope it's yet to happen laugh.gif

QUOTE (Smells @ Oct 29 2007, 03:47 AM) *
Whats the worst thing thats ever happened to you on stage? ohmy.gif

When our vocalist (was was also playing guitar at that gig) raised his amps volume so it completely drowned mine. This was after the sound check (about 1 second before we started gigging) so it was a huge surprise to both me and I'm sure the sound technician.. and it was very wierd to play without hearing myself at all mad.gif

So everything went pretty much alright for me. No beer spill over amp or pedals. No accident smashing guitar into a wall or anything. *knock on wood*
Animosity
The Best Experience: Playing the guitar solo for Queen's: We Will Rock You. The pounding and clapping of the crowd then me ripping out May's solo and hitting everything perfect.

The Worst Experience: Having my mom open my bedroom door and tell me that dinner was ready... Dang none of the aforementioned event actually happened!

Oh well, maybe one day!

biggrin.gif
MickeM
Oh crap... I did it like Blindwillie and went into an instructors board... AGAIN. If I keep this up I will soon be ahead of his record ;-)

Sorry!
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 30 2007, 12:14 AM) *
Oh crap... I did it like Blindwillie and went into an instructors board... AGAIN. If I keep this up I will soon be ahead of his record ;-)

Sorry!


No its ok, it was Muris' board and he replied already so you are good smile.gif
FretDancer69
QUOTE (Animosity @ Oct 29 2007, 09:50 PM) *
The Best Experience: Playing the guitar solo for Queen's: We Will Rock You. The pounding and clapping of the crowd then me ripping out May's solo and hitting everything perfect.

......


Oh well, maybe one day!

biggrin.gif



lol, i fell for it biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Chris Evans
QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Oct 30 2007, 12:30 AM) *
lmao, damn that must have been awfully ebarrasing sad.gif , but funny as well, to watch of course. laugh.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif


it hapened some 12 years ago and its something that still comes up in convo, well funny laugh.gif


QUOTE (Animosity @ Oct 30 2007, 03:50 AM) *
The Worst Experience: Having my mom open my bedroom door and tell me that dinner was ready... Dang none of the aforementioned event actually happened!

Oh well, maybe one day!

biggrin.gif


lmao!! laugh.gif I fell for it too laugh.gif
FrankW
Hey guys, the worst gig I ever had was when I worked in the house band at a strip bar every weekend for a year. After every song, there was no applause whatsoever! We were simply providing background music for the girls to dance to. It sucked.
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (FrankW @ May 9 2008, 04:31 AM) *
Hey guys, the worst gig I ever had was when I worked in the house band at a strip bar every weekend for a year. After every song, there was no applause whatsoever! We were simply providing background music for the girls to dance to. It sucked.


Yeah,that kind of gigs is really killing people,specially musicians.
I played on few events,parties for major companies,
you're just sneaking around,quiet as possible.
It was like...an iPod band laugh.gif
Chris Evans
QUOTE (FrankW @ May 9 2008, 03:31 AM) *
After every song, there was no applause whatsoever!


I`ve probably played at more gigs like that than I`d care to remember laugh.gif laugh.gif
OrganisedConfusion
We thought we were getting amazing applause once but it turned out the barmaid had smashed a glass biggrin.gif
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ May 9 2008, 01:35 PM) *
We thought we were getting amazing applause once but it turned out the barmaid had smashed a glass biggrin.gif


Hehehehe biggrin.gif
blindwillie
QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 30 2007, 06:14 AM) *
Oh crap... I did it like Blindwillie and went into an instructors board... AGAIN. If I keep this up I will soon be ahead of his record ;-)

Sorry!

What the... !!! mad.gif
I used to be bad. Now I'm just a bad example sad.gif

QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 30 2007, 06:21 AM) *
No its ok, it was Muris' board and he replied already so you are good smile.gif

No! Don't give him that!
Give him a sharp reprimand and let him walk away in shame! blink.gif blink.gif rolleyes.gif mad.gif
Adis
For me the best was a moshpit when my band played "Motori" (Muris knows the song wink.gif ) and everybody was singing it together....
The best thing I've seen from Muris is when the guy at about 2 min into "Always with you always with me" yells "zivotinjo!" (you animal). wink.gif
It is funny but also very cool to get this kind of response from audience.
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (Adis @ Jun 5 2008, 04:44 AM) *
For me the best was a moshpit when my band played "Motori" (Muris knows the song wink.gif ) and everybody was singing it together....
The best thing I've seen from Muris is when the guy at about 2 min into "Always with you always with me" yells "zivotinjo!" (you animal). wink.gif
It is funny but also very cool to get this kind of response from audience.


Motori rules,I played with one of my old bands as well,I mean,who didn't. biggrin.gif
And "zivotinjo" was wicked,I think I heard it only after I saw recorded material,
not while we were playing laugh.gif
MickeM
QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 30 2007, 06:21 AM) *
No its ok, it was Muris' board and he replied already so you are good smile.gif

Oh thanks, that puts all the focus back on Blindwillie again. wink.gif
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