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#4
Make sure you warm up and don't do anything unless you're certain you can play it properly.
But most of all, relax, it's not that hard and really, just make sure you enjoy it.
...Stapling helium to penguins since 1949.
#7
Once you're on the stage, you kinda go into autopilot. Just relax and have some fun, man.
Kodiak bears make awesome bandmates.

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no seriously 7x NGD is epicness i declare you the winner of all NGD's on UG never have i seen this xD
#8
Yes.

Be sure to be able to recite at least one Shakespeare quote before and after each song.

Out loud, or in your head, it's up to you.
#10
Beware of low flying helicopters!
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How about you don't insult my friend's dead mum, you prick.


Quote by JDawg
Too be he had to be a dick about his crayons.
Last edited by RubberPuppiessu at Aug 31, 2010,
#13
Quote by oncetaken
Two drinks before you go onstage. I don't care how old you are.


I would say the opposite TBH, and say don't touch any (alcoholic) drink until your off stage. I've seen too many people throw up on stage due to a combination of nerves and drink.
#16
Quote by Helicopters!
Below the drinking age*

Don't use the advice inn your sig
#17
Don't Panic
Print out these large, friendly red letters, and read as required.
Quote by CV334

Sir, the contents of my mouth just blew all over my keyboard, desk, and part of my monitor. For the record, it was slightly chewed Keebler cookies and coffee slurry.

The average pitmonkey's response to my jokes.
#18
I've done gigs big and small, but I'll give you tips for things on the day rather than your performance. It's more important things go smoothly than trying to score a record deal on your first date, so....

Make sure your gear is 100% working.

Keep items to carry down... whack as much as you can in your guitar case and/or rucksack. You'll loose it otherwise, trust me.

Make sure you have spare strings, picks and batteries if you need. Alan key and pliars would be a good idea.

Try and relax, just play for your bandmates rather than perform for the crowd, 1st gig the priority is you need to sound good.

Listen hard for the others, it's gunna be harder to hear than at practice.

In songs don't try something you've never done before, keep it to what you know.

Have a bottle water/chocolate bar for obvious reasons, you never have as much time as you think you'll need for stuff like meals.

Learn that you'll be rushed, and have to compromise on a lot of things you had planned (especially when it comes to soundcheck and getting your gear/sound the way you want), sorry.. it's just what happens I'm afraid.

Set up your gear bearing in mind you have to take it down again, if there are other bands coming on after, you need to be quick. Keep the setup simple and easy.
#19
You've got five hours to a gig? Get some last minute rehearsal going on. And just be natural. Whether you're in front of 15 people, or 15,000, just do what you do and enjoy the gig.
#22
Look cool while doing stupid shit,

Like headbanging and running around.

Anythings better then being a stiff, if you don't act like your music's awesome, no way the crowd will.
#23
Smoke two joints, then smoke two more.
I like St. Anger. Ridicule me, daddy

Quote by ErikLensherr

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
#25
Quote by stratkat
Not everyone enjoys having a crowd of people stare at them while they're stoned....


It's a Sublime reference.
I like St. Anger. Ridicule me, daddy

Quote by ErikLensherr

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
#27
Quote by zgr0826
It's a Sublime reference.

i dun get it, I know they cover the song of that name

still the last thing i want when i'm stoned is a crowd of people watching me
#31
Quote by idkputanamehere
try not to get a boner.....
a stage boner makes for awkward playing

no...

when that happens you should play it off and do a solo picking with your dick.
#32
Quote by stratkat
no...

when that happens you should play it off and do a solo picking with your dick.


that wouldnt feel so nice...
#34
Quote by idkputanamehere
that wouldnt feel so nice...

Have a chick from the audience make it feel better or something,

they should be more then willing if you pull it off.
#35
Just do what James Hetfield does:

Spend 80% of the time going, "AY! AY! AY!" and no one will notice that you didn't actually play that well.

Works for him.
"Virtually no one who is taught Relativity continues to read the Bible."

#36
depending how heavy your music is... MOVE AROUND ALOT

lawl I'm only 15, singer in a hardcore/metal band, we've played a few shows in front of our school and all I do is: have a mindset for yourself.... think, "f**k everyone else, I'm gonna do my own thing, and I don't give a shit what anyone thinks about me."

take my word... it works
Have Heart


xXx STRAIGHT EDGE xXx


//Are you as think as i drunk you are?//


Quote by DrPants PhD

-Some pregnant teacher threw up on my sister, lawl.
OWNED
#37
Have a wannk before hand if you are nervous. Warms up the hands and also helps you relax.
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Quote by alans056
Maybe the price tag is clouding your judgment ?
yeah probably. Or the circuits.
#39
Quote by Bubonic Chronic
Just do what James Hetfield does:

Spend 80% of the time going, "AY! AY! AY!" and no one will notice that you didn't actually play that well.

Works for him.


That would actually be funny if it had any merit to it...
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and class less and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be.
#40
Don't freeze up. Move around, excite the crowd a little. Don't be a shoegazer.

Trust me, it does wonders with your adrenaline.
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