#1
So, my band is playing at some girls birthday party, hardcore i know, how abouts would we turn a good performance into something truley brilliant?

Obviously we can't set fire to the place and play through the fire and flames or something.

Any ideas on how to make a live set better?

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#2
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Get a giant 18' stonehenge... not 18", but 18'.
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#5
Covers. People don't want to hear your ****ty originals, no offense.
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#9
Fireworks In Her Sitting Room And Bite The Head Off Her Budgie And Spit It In Her Face!!
#10
stage diving midgets with 40ft flames will make any show epic

in all reality though, cater to the crowd - if they wanna hear some cheezy punk play some Green Day covers, if they are into heavier stuff - play something that will cause eardrums to blister and eyes to bleed

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#12
Hook up the vocal mic to a whammy pedal, chorus and other weird effects and have fun with that.
#13
Play a Hendrix-esque version of Happy Birthday, with lots of oscillations and squeals and general wankery.
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#14
well, like the guys before me said, cater to the crowd, play covers that anyone there can get into, and play the sickest **** you know, freebird, master of puppets and anything by gilbert/vai is always a good call
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#15
play any fall out boy song. im sure theyll like it.
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#16
Thanks for the advice.

We're mixing up covers with originals.

The crowd thats there love us, despite us never playing in front of them, teenagers are strange.

Covers are: Blood Sugar (Opener) Pendulum
Pain for Pleasure- Sum 41
Age of Pampirus (Wild boys theme, something like that anyway) Turbonegro
Welcome Home- Coheed & Cambria

Our originals are all pretty heavy and fitting with the audience.

Seem alright to you guys?
Blood Sugar (Opener) Pendulum
Gear List

Guitars
PRS SE Tremonti
Ltd Mh-100qmnt
Peavey Rotor ex
Crafter Acoustic

Amps
Bugera 333
Bugera 412h

Effects
Marshall Shredmaster
Line 6 MM4
Line 6 DL4
Ibanez Weeping Demon
Dan Electro Fish'n'chips
Ibanez LU-10
#17
Blood Sugar Sex Magik, do instead. That would be the greatest opener ever.
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#18
Here are some tips:

  • Make Sure You Guys Are Well Practiced: If you're well practiced, you guys will sound good and play well. Tightness is key.
  • Make Sure You Have A Soundcheck: Set up your levels properly. A terrible mix can ruin a performance.
  • Put Lots of Energy Into Your Show: Move around and make it exciting. This will raise the energy level of the audience. It will also help hide mistakes.
  • Get The Audience Involved: eg. by singing along or clapping along. This will help keep audience energy levels up and keep them excited about your show.
  • Talk To The Audience: Ask them if they're having a good time, make some jokes etc. This helps audience participation and gets them excited.
  • If You Make A Mistake Move On: Don't worry about any mistakes you play. Just keep playing and most people won't even notice.
  • Keep Space In-between Songs Minimal: A good performance relies on a good flow. Too much time in-between songs destroys this flow. Keep the pace moving.
  • Be Passionate and Have Fun!: This is probably the most important tip. As long as you put your heart into it, the audience will know and this will elevate your show dramatically.


I hope that helps.
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