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#1
PIT!

You know me, I'm nobody but the guy with semi-useful information.

I come to you in humble stature to ask you what you would do in this situation.

My band "Alpha Dog" is two years young, with our oldest member turned 17 two months before me. WE have been working on about 30 minutes of material to put on our local music scene, and almost as immediately as we put ourselves out there to local promoters, they called us up and asked us about playing a bar, but seeing as our age limits us, I don't know what to reply. He said there won't be any pay except beer, which would be awesome, if I had a damn ID. I look 20 something, and I don;t think the bar would care if their band drank a bit. However, if it does matter to them, will they still go for the old straightedge deal? Mark us with an X and just let us play?

I really don't want to turn down the first REAL gig we are offered.

School functions and backyard parties are one thing, but someone actually on the scene would be awesome.

What do you recommend?
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#2
Take the gig and don't drink? You don't want to be like Dragonforce now do you?
#5
well im straight edge so i say try to negotiate for like 100$ or something, if u cant, then play for free
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#7
I wouldn't take the beer but that's just me.

**** you Tulsa people, I'm stuck with no one here in Okmulgee. What bar?
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PIT!

You know me, I'm nobody but the guy with semi-useful information.

Wait.....


Wut?

SHEdit: Two other Oklahomans in this thread? WTF is this? for TS and for "F you, I'm in Okmulgee" guy.

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#10
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Buy fake beards, and do it.



but dont get ones that are too long. you might be mistaken for a ZZTop tribute band.
#11
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I wouldn't take the beer but that's just me.

**** you Tulsa people, I'm stuck with no one here in Okmulgee. What bar?


Ha, I'm in OKC.
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#12
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but dont get ones that are too long. you might be mistaken for a ZZTop tribute band.

Depending where you live, that might get you more gigs.
#13
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Ha, I'm in OKC.

This is turning into the OK thread, isn't it?

Always weird to see people near me IRL on the Internet.

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#14
Playing a gig will get your band out there better. Make sure you tell the owner how old you actually are. Make sure you play the gig though.
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#16
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This is turning into the OK thread, isn't it?

Always weird to see people near me IRL on the Internet.


Haha, yeah, but I mean you can't blame us, I mean what is there to do in OK except get on the internet? Too young to do anything interesting in Bricktown
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#17
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Take the gig and don't drink? You don't want to be like Dragonforce now do you?

NO, NO I DO NOT

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

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Considering that's illegal, you should probably tell the owner how young you are so he knows what he's getting into.


I like this idea.
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I wouldn't take the beer but that's just me.

**** you Tulsa people, I'm stuck with no one here in Okmulgee. What bar?


HA! Okmull..gee...ans..

... have no scene!

I get to play the dragon's lair on 11th between sheridan and yale.
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#18
Quote by tayroar
Haha, yeah, but I mean you can't blame us, I mean what is there to do in OK except get on the internet? Too young to do anything interesting in Bricktown

Steal your parents' booze, I guess

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#19
Quote by ridingthemetro
its unlikly they will pay you anything, but do it anyway a gig is a gig

I don't care about the pay!!

I want the beer!

But I'd take the gig over the beer.

EDIT: Cheers to ^^this guy.
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#20
Ask the promoter. Presumably he would have some insight into the situation.
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#21
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Steal your parents' booze, I guess


Yeah, I guess lol, is it just me or is everything we have like a knock off of something Dallas has? Like Frontier City is like a cheap Six Flags and so on and so forth
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#22
you dont have to drink to play in a show

do it and if they inquire your ages, just tell them.

whats the worst that can happen
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#23
Quote by jedichewy
you dont have to drink to play in a show

do it and if they inquire your ages, just tell them.

whats the worst that can happen

but....


...I want the beer.
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#24
Quote by tayroar
Yeah, I guess lol, is it just me or is everything we have like a knock off of something Dallas has? Like Frontier City is like a cheap Six Flags and so on and so forth

URGH I hate that place. White Water is okay for a while, but still no Hurricane Harbor. Hell, there's even crappy traffic sometimes, but it's laughable compared to what Dallas gets.

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#25
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URGH I hate that place. White Water is okay for a while, but still no Hurricane Harbor. Hell, there's even crappy traffic sometimes, but it's laughable compared to what Dallas gets.


Exactly, it's like we are a cheap man's Dallas.
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#26
Quote by tayroar
Exactly, it's like we are a cheap man's Dallas.

I always thought that was common knowledge.

Why else would we BUILD a Frontier City?

a cheaper alternative to the real deal.
Like ethanol

or a hooker.
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#27
We do pubs and we're all either 15 or 16. (I'm 15 and I'm the youngest)
We ask for nothing but usually the pub gives us £100 or so- which works out at £20 each.

If i were you TS i'd ask for money instead of beer.
#28
Quote by Th6r6a6sH
I don't care about the pay!!

I want the beer!

But I'd take the gig over the beer.

EDIT: Cheers to ^^this guy.


Do it regardless dude, plus playing drunk gigs is hardly ever cool and you would sound like morons bumbling about onstage telling stupid jokes into the microphone, so not being able to drink at the bar will cut out that possibility, if you really want to have a drink, do it after the show.
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#29
well then i figure your a raging alcoholic

or a teen that wants beer to look cool.

boo

haha jk
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#30
Just you try and get some first, if they ID you tell them you don't have it. Worth a shot, and you're not lying.
#31
Quote by Zaphikh
Take the gig and don't drink? You don't want to be like Dragonforce now do you?


:|
#32
Quote by Shutout
Just you try and get some first, if they ID you tell them you don't have it. Worth a shot, and you're not lying.

ahh. the "Honest" route.

jedichewy!

I am a raging alcoholic, you all should know that by now.

Just listen to half the clips on my profile.

How can I NOT have been drunk?
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#34
you probably wont even be allowed in.


tell them the truth.. tell them you wont/cant drink.. but would love a chance to play.

if the bar owner is nice (and stupid, cause he can get in loads of trouble) hell let you play anyway.
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#35
Just take the gig and don't drink. Exposure is better then getting paid in some cases. And this will definently improve your rep if you play well.
#36
Quote by Th6r6a6sH
ahh. the "Honest" route.

jedichewy!

I am a raging alcoholic, you all should know that by now.

Just listen to half the clips on my profile.

How can I NOT have been drunk?


Assuming you do actually get paid in beer or whatever, you can either-

A) Get legless before you go on, act like a moron onstage, play badly, and probably not get asked back and get a bad reputation.

B) Take it easy with the drinking, either have very little alcohol or none at all, go up, play a good show, act professional, get a good reputation, get drunk after the show.

Your call.
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#37
Quote by Th6r6a6sH
PIT!

You know me, I'm nobody but the guy with semi-useful information.

I come to you in humble stature to ask you what you would do in this situation.

My band "Alpha Dog" is two years young, with our oldest member turned 17 two months before me. WE have been working on about 30 minutes of material to put on our local music scene, and almost as immediately as we put ourselves out there to local promoters, they called us up and asked us about playing a bar, but seeing as our age limits us, I don't know what to reply. He said there won't be any pay except beer, which would be awesome, if I had a damn ID. I look 20 something, and I don;t think the bar would care if their band drank a bit. However, if it does matter to them, will they still go for the old straightedge deal? Mark us with an X and just let us play?

I really don't want to turn down the first REAL gig we are offered.

School functions and backyard parties are one thing, but someone actually on the scene would be awesome.

What do you recommend?

take the gig. So what if you get caught?
#38
Here's what's most likely going to happen.

You'll accept the show.
You get to the venue, they either make you stand outside before your set or some "backstage" area.
You'll play your set.
You'll want to stay for a bit after to chill with the crowd.
The owner'll tell you to GTFO since it's illegal to have minors in a bar.
You GTFO.
#39
Quote by BotC
Here's what's most likely going to happen.

You'll accept the show.
You get to the venue, they either make you stand outside before your set or some "backstage" area.
You'll play your set.
You'll want to stay for a bit after to chill with the crowd.
The owner'll tell you to GTFO since it's illegal to have minors in a bar.
You GTFO.



^this..

IF IF IF IF IFIFFIIF IF!!! they even let you in.
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#40
I'm going to find you at a gig and yell UG FTW!
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