9 Things You'll Learn Playing in a Rock Band.

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1. Do drugs

2. Hook up with as many women as possible

3. Wear protection

4. Drink

5. Drink more

6. Smoke anything and everything

7. Wear leather pants and don't give a crap about anything

8. Grow your hair out

9. Do something crazy to put your self in the tabloids whether it be good or bad
 

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#7 is SO true.

With the exception of the last band I was part of, 90% of the drama in other bands I was in came from the other guys' girlfriends. Completely ridiculous, petty shit that never ended. Girl felt like guitarist cared more about band than her, so she didn't want him to go to practice. Or she'd tag along and pout the whole time and be really awkward. And they'd tag along to a show and get in an argument over some dumb shit and the guy would disappear for an hour while we're trying to get our stuff set up on stage.
 

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"Andy’s a dick though, and he owns the van."

:laugh2:

well done.
 

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Thanks, Skinny. Truer words were never spoke. We were really popular in our area for years, and every thing you stated was on the money. On the downhill side now, doing a duo, playing jazzier stuff, ballads, hardly anything that passes for rock. But those years were a gas, I'll never regret them. Your post brought it all back, the good and the bad. Thanks again.
 

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Even in my little band shit most of that stuff happened.

Because I'm married with a little one is precisely why I won't do much banding anymore....too much drama with my own wife for me being gone so much....lol
 

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Girlfriends kill bands.

Kill 'em dead.
 

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I've seen bands burn themselves out playing way too much as well. And then ultimately break up.

Most of the time we play for free anyway.

Do we get drink tickets? Cool!
 

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It was a great read, Chris. :)

Kinda put things in perspective about being a musician and relationships.
 

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Damn, I was the one with the girlfriend. :shock:

Some of us never even learn. :lol:
 

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Girlfriends kill bands.

Kill 'em dead.
Yup, they are either your biggest supporter or, well not so much.

Lucky for me my chic is very supportive and has been to every show.:thumb:

And usually tells all her friends.:naughty:
 

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Do we get drink tickets? Cool!
Yeah but then when you try to use them...

"Can I get a Jack and Coke?"

"Oh those vouchers aren't good for Jack. You have to drink this other less known rot gut brand that no one's ever heard of. So even though we gave you drink vouchers,...they're only good for really bad, sh*tty booze that no one will actually pay for. ....or a Pabst Blue Ribbon."



That pisses me off every time. Your pay is sh*t, your club is sh*t, your sound system is sh*t,...just give me a g'damn Jack and Coke, not a Bob and RC.
 

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They offer me free well drinks one time, after that, I usually get a raise and buy my own.
Biddlin ;>)/
 

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Yeah but then when you try to use them...

"Can I get a Jack and Coke?"

"Oh those vouchers aren't good for Jack. You have to drink this other less known rot gut brand that no one's ever heard of. So even though we gave you drink vouchers,...they're only good for really bad, sh*tty booze that no one will actually pay for. ....or a Pabst Blue Ribbon."



That pisses me off every time. Your pay is sh*t, your club is sh*t, your sound system is sh*t,...just give me a g'damn Jack and Coke, not a Bob and RC.

Haha!!!

What's wrong with Pabst?:D

If you can't deal with the bullshit then you'll just have a shitty time every time you play out.

People buy us drinks anyway or shots. Although I stay away from shots.

It comes with the territory.

We just roll with it and rock the f**k out.

Hopefully the crowd is drunk and we sound awesome to them no matter what by the time we play. :cool:
 

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10. Always, but ALWAYS, keep in with the doormen/bouncers. If heavy shit kicks off, they can spot you in a millisecond and NOT cave half your skull in if you are near the action. I was given this advice in my early days of gigging, and stuck to it meticulously. Very sound advice. :thumb: :D :dude:
 

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I've been "dealing with the bullsh*t" for 2/3'rds of my life. It is what it is.
 


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