First Gig...ever... all advice welcome

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First Gig...ever... all advice welcome

Post by highwaynine » Mon May 05, 2008 2:25 pm

Yep, ever. Pathetic, huh?

But it's a gig, hour-long set, I think we can do it (no doubts about my amp anyway ;-) ). But it's short-notice - a month away, and we haven't been able to practice regularly for quite a while. So, first thing is a regular rehearsal schedule.

What else? :shock:
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Post by rpdz » Tue May 06, 2008 12:01 pm

My advice...

Let it rip!!!

Good luck.
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Post by highwaynine » Tue May 06, 2008 3:24 pm

Thanks! :D
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Post by metal190 » Fri May 23, 2008 4:10 pm

My biggest advice is.... (drum roll)... get your whole band to walk around on stage like you own the joint. Get into it. Don't play cautiously or humbly. Nobody needs humility at a rock show. If you act on stage like you are the greatest guitarist in the world, and your music is the sickest to be written in the last 100 years, people will be 100 times more likely to enjoy it. And if they enjoy it, they'll get into it. And if they get into it, the energy will fuel you. And if you can feed off the energy, you'll play better. And if you play better, they'll like it more. Shows often times get perpetually better or worse as the show goes on, and that is why. To fuel a perpetual increase of rockin' success, infuse a huge dose of confidence and rock-star-behavior into your show.
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Post by pjrake » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:58 am

believe in your ability to play and it will show onstage!

don't be afraid and the rock the hell out of people there to see you!

and make sure your MESA is loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by scottyc » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:52 am

own it!
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Post by Griz » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:26 pm

If the entire band are all virgins, keep a bag handy. Someone is going to puke! :lol:
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Post by kiff » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:51 am

EDIT: just noticed this thread is a few months old... how was the gig?

like many have said, confidence is everything. believing in yourself is 90% of the battle. whenever the band has a good time, usually the crowd follows...

one thing an old bandmate told me when I first started gigging many yrs ago and I'm still trying to follow to this day: if you or someone in the band makes a mistake, don't make a strange face, turn around and make it obvious. most likely nobody in the crowd even noticed. if you advertise it then they'll wonder whats up.
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