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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

No Applause, Just Throw Money

Last night's band gig went pretty well. There were a few rough spots but, overall, we were pleased with how the show went. We figured it was a good dress rehearsal for the June 29th gig in the park where we'll actually get paid.

We had several of the school's staff come up to us after we were done and tell us we were good and they enjoyed having us there. I'm not quite sure how to take it since you get what you pay for, and we played for free :-). I think I'll just take it at face value and agree that we were good. The best part was that we all had a lot of fun!

We were supposed to play three times for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 30 minutes with other things going on between sets. Unfortunately, some of the other things ran long and we had to cut our last song because it was a school night and it was time for the event to end.

I also learned about the before and after show life of a small band. We had to get to the school about two and a half hours early to set up all the equipment, run the cables, tune up, and do a sound check. Then we had to tear it all down and pack it up afterwards, which only took about an hour. I think we played for less than an hour total. I SO have more respect for roadies now.

I took video of the second and third sets (I forgot to turn the camera on for the first set). After I get from the video tape into the computer, I'll post something. It may just be a link to the band's site or YouTube.

Overall, it was a hoot!


Blogger Martha in CA said...

I'm watching MTV and waitin' for the music video!

5/15/2007 9:24 PM


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