#1
Hey does anyone have any experience being a roadie, and if so, got any tips? I just became a roadie for a bunch of guys who have been in the music business for a while(so they are WAYYY better than me) and i figured the pit would have something useful.
If a mortal stands before us
Strike him down with sleight of hand.
And if heaven rides against us
Then God himself must be damned.


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#2
1) set up gear 2) take down gear 3) drink a beer
There is a war going on for your mind.

If you are thinking, you are winning.


Resistance is victory.


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Do not sit idly by.
#3
Don't slack off.
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#5
Quote by Fenderhippie69
1) set up gear 2) take down gear 3) drink a beer



WHOA!! thats a good song title.

(reference anyone?)
If a mortal stands before us
Strike him down with sleight of hand.
And if heaven rides against us
Then God himself must be damned.


Computer Science major! Apple enthusiast!
I wear Vibrams and type with Dvorak!
#8
Just do what you're supposed to do and don't walk around the set fixing the lights during the action. Oh no wait, that's mostly for the movie business.
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#9
Quote by NinjaSlayHuman
supply hash.



would if i could. these guys were about to get really popular and then like half of the band members kept partying and snorting **** and smoking **** the day before a gig. so they fell apart a few years ago, and now they are trying to get back on their feet
If a mortal stands before us
Strike him down with sleight of hand.
And if heaven rides against us
Then God himself must be damned.


Computer Science major! Apple enthusiast!
I wear Vibrams and type with Dvorak!
#10
TS, this is ALL you need to train to be the ULTIMATE ROADIE!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC8a0egBMhk
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#11
Meh to be a good roadie all you have to do is basically get wrecked every night.
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#12
Have a vagina.


Oh ****, thats a groupie, isn't it?

Oh kids these days with their "hip" and "in" words...
#13
Tell them to carry their own sh#t and use the whole "I'm in the band" approach to lay some bar chics.
#14
Originally Posted by GODhimself37
(reference anyone?)


refrence to what?

i just made it up.
There is a war going on for your mind.

If you are thinking, you are winning.


Resistance is victory.


We are building up a new world.
Do not sit idly by.
#15
Quote by Fenderhippie69
refrence to what?

i just made it up.



no, to MY reference. (WHOA!! thats a good song title)

god you killed my momentum... it was dethklok
If a mortal stands before us
Strike him down with sleight of hand.
And if heaven rides against us
Then God himself must be damned.


Computer Science major! Apple enthusiast!
I wear Vibrams and type with Dvorak!
#16
yeah, dont break shi*
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crazy?

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Aw man. Out of context! People are going to think I'm crazy.

"The sun is a sphere, not a cube."

"The sun is a sphere, not a cube."



nope
#19
Originally Posted by GODhimself37
god you killed my momentum... it was dethklok


...you killed your own momentum
There is a war going on for your mind.

If you are thinking, you are winning.


Resistance is victory.


We are building up a new world.
Do not sit idly by.
#21
Quote by Fenderhippie69
...you killed your own momentum



shut your hole your already ruining my ego
If a mortal stands before us
Strike him down with sleight of hand.
And if heaven rides against us
Then God himself must be damned.


Computer Science major! Apple enthusiast!
I wear Vibrams and type with Dvorak!
#22
Be on top of everything. I would not suggest getting trashed or drinking at all before a show if you're a roadie. Be as gentle with the equipment as you can while still setting up quickly because if any equipment has a malfunction they're going to look at you first.

During the set I would suggest always supplying the members with drinks and water. If you have members like my band we get a hard on for people handing us drinks between songs.

After the show TRY to make sure everything is loaded in the van/truck/bus as it was before. If the band sees you as organized and every show is the same set up it'll be good. Don't new 'Tetris' everything every show.
#24
Awesome song to do with being the roadcrew --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jy1Ql-Yors
Hail Lemmy!

Quote by BR0KENHEARTED
Be on top of everything. I would not suggest getting trashed or drinking at all before a show if you're a roadie. Be as gentle with the equipment as you can while still setting up quickly because if any equipment has a malfunction they're going to look at you first.

During the set I would suggest always supplying the members with drinks and water. If you have members like my band we get a hard on for people handing us drinks between songs.

After the show TRY to make sure everything is loaded in the van/truck/bus as it was before. If the band sees you as organized and every show is the same set up it'll be good. Don't new 'Tetris' everything every show.


^^this seems to be the best advice i've seen though.
#25
Lift, carry, repeat. Sometimes you get to drive the van.
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#26
Quote by Fenderhippie69
1) set up gear 2) take down gear 3) drink a beer


That's pretty much it
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