Join date: Feb 2006
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Got any tips (preferably not sarcastic responses like "play the songs"or something like that) on how to perform a good first gig?
UG's Tool
Join date: Jan 2006
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dont expect it to go 100% smooth.

if you get embarassed in front of people, laugh it off and make a joke out of it.

people remember you more if youre charasmatic and funny.
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Join date: Jul 2004
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play the songs...haha kidding

just try to relax and make sure you know the songs really good so that you can play them perfect. also try to look at the crowd some while playing. that way you kind of connect with them more.
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When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.

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Mortal Hero
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Join date: Feb 2006
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I agree. People want to see you on the stage looking comfortable, confident and everyone's probably there to have a good time and you should do the same.
Join date: Dec 2005
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talk to the audience
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UG Freak
Join date: Feb 2006
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if you have a lead guitarist, let him show off at the right times through out the performance, for example if he has a huge solo he can come to the front of the stage and drop to his knees or some other kind of stage moove, stage presence is half of your show.
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Join date: Oct 2005
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Just make sure you dont stand still. If you do, the audience will think your bored, and then theyll get bored and jeer at you. Move around, shout, whoop, jump, do dual solos, make up your own solos, and the crowd will join in on the fun and whoop with you, not at you.
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