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Join date: May 2010
79 IQ
If I ever needed your help I need it now.

I feel I struck a good one this time. My band has everything we need.
We're a cover R'n'R band (go figure..)

..anyway the question is:
We always go to a venue where we have to set up in a short amount of time. We don't have time to warm up, just a short soundcheck before the show. We play long sets, like 2-3 hours partytime.
The thing is, we only start to ""Rip the place appart"" after 1 hour.
Ok, I know a lot of you have been there, but how do we make stuff happen right away? That would be a formula to glorify us all..

I know ..it's great to start slow and end in a faboulous 1 hour finish - everyone praises you at the end. But how to play that way from the start?
It's not just a crowd's thing, WE get into it after an hour of playing and we want to speed that moment up. How do you do that?
Tab Contributor
Join date: Aug 2009
630 IQ
play a while before you get there?
maybe get there a bit earlier than normaly
Miss Kristen
Join date: Jun 2009
2,141 IQ
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We're a cover R'n'R band (go figure..)

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Warning: Small Parts
Join date: Nov 2007
501 IQ
get there early and play ya scales, over and over and over, just so your fingers warm up enough to not be sloppy befroe you go on.
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Registered User
Join date: Dec 2009
756 IQ
just get pumped beforehand so that you're as energetic when the gig starts as you would be after playing a few songs. Play along to your favorite songs etc
I'm back baby
Join date: Jan 2004
215 IQ
my drummer and bassist stretch for 15 minutes beforehand.

me and my lead guitarist go over songs on the way to the show, go over our setlist and do vocal warm-ups.

anywho that's our warm-up procedure before a gig. we've been playing the same songs for 8 months without taking more than 3 days in between so i don't know if our method will do you any good, but i hope they do!