Sandbox Soundman Nightmares

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The *worst* part of it all was our manager siding with the dude over this, and trying to persuade the band to go on without guitar. And then *I* get yelled at for getting stroppy about it.

I've never come so close to just pulling out of a show on the spot.

masonic boom (kate), Thursday, 7 December 2006 14:07 (fourteen years ago) link

If I'm ever in a band again, I'm going to make sure that we have a dedicated soundperson of our own before playing a single show.

masonic boom (kate), Thursday, 7 December 2006 14:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Why on earth did your manager side with the sound guy. You're part of the band FFS!

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Thursday, 7 December 2006 14:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Jesus, Kate, that's awful! I've never had anything like that happen to me, ever

tissp! (tissp!), Thursday, 7 December 2006 14:46 (fourteen years ago) link

FWIW, it's not even like I was using some massive fuckoff guitar rig or anything. I was using my little tiny Cambridge 15. Actual size:

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/1/7/5/266175.jpg

I guess that last thread was right about guitar amps and penis size. If I'd had a bigger amp he wouldn't have treated me like a little girl.

masonic boom (kate), Thursday, 7 December 2006 15:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah next time take a 100w marshall head w 2 x 4 x 12" cabinets, and whine on about how you need your "weight of sound" if anyone complains.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Thursday, 7 December 2006 16:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Why on earth did your manager side with the sound guy. You're part of the band FFS!

Not any more.

masonic boom (kate), Thursday, 7 December 2006 17:21 (fourteen years ago) link

So I saw! Bummer.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Thursday, 7 December 2006 17:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Fucking tell me about it.

Two years of work down the drain. But I just can't go on like this any more.

I have so much bile to spill right now, but I can't do it in public.

masonic boom (kate), Thursday, 7 December 2006 17:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Kudos to you for completing the show despite the circumstances. I've had the misfortune of watching 2 bands break up ON-STAGE in the last few weeks. It's much uglier that way.

Having said that, sorry about the dissolution...

John Justen wants to hit you in the head with a pipewrench. (John Justen), Thursday, 7 December 2006 17:34 (fourteen years ago) link

My first band broke up on stage. I was a kid at the time, whatever. You live and you learn.

My next band, coincidentally, had one of the band members storm off and quit mid-set - on stage at the same venue. People thought it was a stunt! :-D

I'm glad we finished the gig, because I felt like we proved a point - to myself as well as to incompetent, patronising soundfoetuses.

masonic boom (kate), Friday, 8 December 2006 10:45 (fourteen years ago) link


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