Four hour gig last night

rowdyyates

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First four hour since March. We’ve done a few shorter, 2-3 hour gigs, but this was the first “full length”.
It was so good to get out and play a bunch of songs. The fourth set was a reminder of how tired you can get playing, and packing up was brutal. Ready to go again, though :)
 

Jon Silberman

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First four hour since March. We’ve done a few shorter, 2-3 hour gigs, but this was the first “full length”.
It was so good to get out and play a bunch of songs. The fourth set was a reminder of how tired you can get playing, and packing up was brutal. Ready to go again, though :)
Where was it? And, given the times, under what conditions?
 

rowdyyates

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I’m over 50 and give it my all during shows, so it’s only 2 hr gigs for me any more.
I‘m well over 50, and prefer 3 hours, but all clubs around here are 4 hour gigs. Sometimes you can do a wedding that’s 2 hours, but even before March wedding gigs were few and far between.
 

Jon Silberman

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Everything is getting back to normal around here, thank goodness!
As you return to gigging, please continue to take care of yourself.

THE UNITED STATES and Europe are headed into an autumn surge of coronavirus infections that portends a winter of trouble. New cases in the United States are trending upward in 41 states and declining in none. So it may be attractive to find a new plan for handling the pandemic that offers a relatively sunny path. Don’t be fooled.​
 

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Back then punk bands didn't make any money, but we sure had fun. A kid could take a chick to a concert, and a $4 ticket could get you five bands.

I remember once we played the same show with a band that was about 16. Kid had an early 70s Marshall 100. I inquired. It was his dad's who lent it to him for the gig.

Sometimes my Marshalls became the house amps. Kids would show up with Crates and Peaveys and I'd just leave the Marshalls set up all evening. I was glad to do it, and the guitar playing youths thought it was awesome.
 

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Very popular bar. We were outside last night. Probably move inside in a couple of weeks. Big crowd. Tables are spaced out, but no space between people. Everything is getting back to normal around here, thank goodness!
I think some forget that certain states are getting back to normal. Where I live now and where I am from are diametrically opposed on the lock down stuff. It's making me want to move back home TBH.

I did have a gig at a private party a couple weeks ago and it felt good for sure.
 

Cedar

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As you return to gigging, please continue to take care of yourself.

THE UNITED STATES and Europe are headed into an autumn surge of coronavirus infections that portends a winter of trouble. New cases in the United States are trending upward in 41 states and declining in none. So it may be attractive to find a new plan for handling the pandemic that offers a relatively sunny path. Don’t be fooled.​
I believe this post is what the kids call Concern Trolling
 

Pastafarian

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New cases in the United States are trending upward in 41 states and declining in none.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...2824da-0f0b-11eb-b1e8-16b59b92b36d_story.html

These are the facts. My friends, do what you need to, but STAY CAREFUL. We've lost hundreds of thousands already. I don't want to lose YOU!
Caution never hurts for sure. That said..

I work for the one of the biggest and best Hospital networks in the world. Some of my friends at work are Doctors (including infectious disease specialists), Surgeons, Nurses, Directors, Administrators and the like. There is one thing they are ALL in agreement with and it's not what you think.

What they all agree about is that if you are not already suffering some kind of major health issue your chances of dying from Covid-19 are slim to none. They also agree that the best mask available to the general public is a custom fitted N-95 mask. Paper masks do next to nothing to help. This is a fact not an assumption or rumor.

So I ask myself. Why isn't the general public aware of this? I have one and use mine every day. All of my peers and colleagues have them and use them.

It's not a fun procedure to get fitted but it's the ONLY mask available that actually helps.

I take this thing very seriously but at the same time there is too much fear mongering going on. Several of my friends have had it (one has heart issues and is diabetic) he beat it in 6 days and didn't even get that sick.
 

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I’m over 50 and give it my all during shows, so it’s only 2 hr gigs for me any more.
I‘m well over 50, and prefer 3 hours, but all clubs around here are 4 hour gigs. Sometimes you can do a wedding that’s 2 hours, but even before March wedding gigs were few and far between.
In my 50s here too. 99% of my bands' standard gigs are 4 hours. Many were late night gigs from 11 till 3, a few from midnight to 4. In my last couple of bands, we've had bandmembers in their 60s.

We do like the "jazz hours" gigs though, 5 to 9. We've also played a ton of marina/resort gigs that were from 1 to 5 in the afternoon.

But yeah, those late night/early morning 4 hour gigs are brutal. I'm completely useless the day after those gigs.

Sadly, like many here I haven't played a gig since March and have actually gotten used to going to bed between 9:30 and 10:00. I have a feeling my first post-covid gig is going to be a massive shock to my system.
 




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