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#1
My band has been getting more well known with the group class at our high school, and this girl my bass player knows is having a huge 16th birthday party. He wants to play the party, because he really likes her, but my drummer and I don't like her at all, because she treats me like **** everytime i'm around her. I try to say hi to her and she just shoots me an evil look. She already has a boyfriend, and my bass player is the only one who wants to play her party. If money was involved, should we change our minds. Good looking girls will be there, but they will most likely be bitches like the girl who wants us to play. Question is, should we play the party of the person that only one of the band member's like? Because, the drummer and I would not have a good time if we were there.
#3
Quote by MetalMusicianAl
you should play the gig for it being a gig.

+1, it doesn't matter if you think you'll have fun or not, you need to put yourself out there and get new fans.
#4
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you should play the gig for it being a gig.

+1
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#5
what kind of stuff do you play
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#6
yea, because the people we would be playing in front of, half of them are people who dont know us or have heard of us
#7
Just play, stick around for a bit, and then bolt.
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what kind of stuff do you play


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#9
drink all the beer before and after you play plan and simple
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#12
yeh, id do it, and just pull a GG Allin and poo everywhere.
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#13
Quote by MetalMusicianAl
you should play the gig for it being a gig.


Truth.
#14
Quote by StraightxXxEdge
Get your drummer to play different songs with you so your bass player looks like he doesn't know what he's doing.



our bass player never knows the songs anyway.
#16
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']This.
It's win-win situation. Free beer is always great.

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#17
Quote by messiah01
I'm not a drinker


Damn it all! My logic has been defeated.
Ha.

Well, you should still do it. If those chicks are bitches, they might lighten up.
And you gotta do it if you get paid for this.
#18
Just don't do what my singer/guitarist way back when did in a similar situation...which was to say "alright, let's get the f*ck out of dodge" and walking off when we weren't being received well. Had to smooth that over with a few offended people. It wasn't what he said really, but how he said it and how he walked off.

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#19
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']Damn it all! My logic has been defeated.
Ha.

Well, you should still do it. If those chicks are bitches, they might lighten up.
And you gotta do it if you get paid for this.

If we are making money, i'll definitely do it, but my bass player said if I do it for money i'm a sell out.
#20
Play the gig. Generally, you should play every gig offered to you unless the gig's circumstances are utterly terrible. It'll be a good way to get your band in the spotlight, and im sure you'll meet at least one girl there that you like
#21
Quote by messiah01
If we are making money, i'll definitely do it, but my bass player said if I do it for money i'm a sell out.


What? What?
He wants you to follow him to get some ass that is off the display shelf?

Getting paid doesn't make you a sell-out automatically. Creating and marketing music only for commericial intent is selling out.
#22
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']What? What?
He wants you to follow him to get some ass that is off the display shelf?

Getting paid doesn't make you a sell-out automatically. Creating and marketing music only for commericial intent is selling out.

true.

i also think, that you should play this gig, possible throw in some songs that may offend the bitch.
it'd be funny...
#24
play some really heavy crazy **** that no one knows about

go crazy and knock stuff over
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Play the gig. You said half these people don't know who you are, play for them and if they like what they hear than they will come back for more.
#26
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+1, it doesn't matter if you think you'll have fun or not, you need to put yourself out there and get new fans.

If you don't have fun then that tends to get picked up by the audience and reflects badly on you.
#27
I've played loads of gigs for promoters, agents and landlords that I couldn't stand and not only was I playing the gig for them, but I was making a lot of money for them too.
Who the gig is for has nothing to do with anything, (within reason, I wouldn't play a gig for a KKK meeting for instance)
A gig's a gig, it's simply business, but there's one thing worth thinking about. If her party is a success because of your band, she's gonna owe you big time, and next time she gives you an evil look you can call her a selfish, stuck up, child and tell her to grow up.
Besides, chicks dig musicians. If the first time any of her friends meet you you're playin a gig for them, that's going to affect their initial first impressions of you.
How long d'yer think she's gonna carry on treating you like dirt if all her friends like you.

Play the gig, you know it makes sense.
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#28
Maybe they'll suddenly like you once you've been nice enough to play for them, and turn out to be pleasent people.

Can't tell you how many times someone I thought was really stuck up or mean ended up just being unsure how to approach me or get to know me.
#29
a gig is a gig.

any time on stage is better than not being on stage.
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#30
Play the gig! Not enough people listen to their bass players anyway lol :P. Plus any time on stage is good.
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#31
Quote by messiah01
If we are making money, i'll definitely do it, but my bass player said if I do it for money i'm a sell out.


Remind him that he only wants to do it to get with a bitch that has a boyfriend

Your reason has way more merit to it
#33
Quote by messiah01
If we are making money, i'll definitely do it, but my bass player said if I do it for money i'm a sell out.


Money or not play the gig. Selling out is changing who you are for personal advancement. Changing your music so that more people like you or changing who you are for more money is selling out. Playing a gig for cash is just considered getting paid.

EDIT: Don't play music solely for the attention of girls.
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#37
Quote by messiah01
our bass player never knows the songs anyway.


Haha, sounds like my drummer, every week at practice we finish discussing the song structure we're about to play

Me: "ok, so we all know how it goes?"

Drummer: (laughing) "I haven't got a ****in clue what's goin on"

He always plays well though in the end.
#38
Refuse to play until money comes into the picture. Even if you want to play it, wait out until money is offered.
#40
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Agreed. Play the gig, bang a chick and then leave.

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