#1
My high school is putting on a talent show and we threw a band together for it.the question is,is this really lame?I am really doing it for exposure but I 'd like to hear ug's thoughts.
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#2
Playing a gig > Not playing a gig.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

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#3
It'll be fun, and a good way to break the ice on performing. Talent shows are usually pretty relaxed, so do it and enjoy it.
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#5
Only if you play Disposable Heroes
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#6
my first "gig" was an 8th grade talent show

twas fun


i sucked ass back then but didnt we all?
#7
Pretty much everyone here played their first gig at a talent show. It's great experience playing in front of people.
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#8
School type shows are my favorites personally, but thats just because I get to show off and impress my school mates that have no idea that I am a musician.

Just please don't play a sad/slow/super serious song. The secret is to just enjoy yourself and have fun. But for some reason in every high school battle of the bands/talent show people think that the only way to do it is by playing some boring sappy ballad.

No, you are playing for an audience not yourself. Make them laugh/sing along/have fun. Not just sit there while you awkwardly play some power chords to a terrible sound mix.
#11
My first few gigs were talent shows with my acoustic and singing, it was fun and won some prizes.
#12
You should definitely do that, I'm playing Master Of Puppets by myself for my talent show this month, I want to show off a tad. But it should be really fun, you should do it.

Plus you have a higher chance of getting a bigger applause at a school event than maybe in someone's backyard. About 90% of the kids at my school aren't musicians, so when someone plays a G then C chord and they applaud as if they're God, I can imagine the applause/respect for someone who can play a good notey solo song (like MoP) would be much better.

Yes, you should do it, it will be fun and you'll be able to brag a little.
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#13
My first gig was "ghostbusters" at a school talent show.

I got so much pussy afterwards.
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