If you were at a concert and one of the band members quit, and they needed a replacement ...

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    ... to finish the show :confused

    And so the singer gets up there and says ... "well :red Billy is gone..."





    Does anyone know how to play drums?? ... ANYONE! anyone at all ? :waiting

    (and you just happen to play drums and know all their songs)

    The question here today is:

    Would you go up there and attempt to fill in and help your favorite band out? :dunno


    Yes ___

    No ___

    What was the band again? ______
     
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  2. dirk_benedict

    dirk_benedict Supporting Member

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    Died? No, not under any circumstance.

    Passed out....

    And I knew the band's music well...sure why not!
     
  3. Elantric

    Elantric Silver Supporting Member

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    That actually occurred at 1973 concert by The Who

     
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  4. lp_bruce

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    Odd thread with a disturbing premise. I had the misfortune of being in the audience when a friend of mine collapsed and died on stage (it was my old band). There wasn't a chance anyone was going to keep playing.

    Peace,
     
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  5. EricPeterson

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    Only a Ramones show, or maybe GG Allin.
     
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  6. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    ok we can just say quit or passed out :dunno The Who clip was a good example :idea
     
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    That is certainly better than "died," because IRL it's pretty horrible.

    If someone were unable to continue playing (but was otherwise OK), sure I'd step in. In fact, I've done it. I had a friend who was playing a show at a big local venue. Her guitarist didn't show up. It was half covers and half originals and I had at least heard all the songs. I asked another band if I could borrow a guitar and amp and I played a set with them. It was a little loose but a lot of fun.

    Peace,
     
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    great-case.com a.k.a. "Mitch"

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    I used to dream this scenario when I was a teenager. Decades later a movie proposed it with Markie Mark Walburg, right?

    The answer is No. I would hate to show up the poor passed out artist and I doubt they'd pay me well enough!
     
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    My reaction

    Yes! (excited)

    "Come on up!" - singer says

    WTF did I just do?

    craps pants,

    nervously gets up.

    rough 1st minute



    ...but settles in there after


    Great night!
     
  10. FFTT

    FFTT Member

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    I totally would have jammed with Jimi Hendrix had Noel Redding taken ill.

    I was so pissed I didn't know Bill Wyman was retiring.

    Totally would have auditioned for bass.
     
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    Nevets Supporting Member

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    I saw that at a Blue Rodeo show. The keyboardist was sick so they recruited an audience member to fill in and they did alright.
     
  12. Mayor McCheese

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    I would do it if someone didn't show up or passed out and assuming the gig was still a go. Death, probably not.
     
  13. T Dizz

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    Sure, but I refuse to play Mustang Sally.
     
  14. Amplifier Owner

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    I once let my guitar fill in for the one the headliner's lead player brought to the gig.
     
  15. boldaslove1977

    boldaslove1977 Silver Supporting Member

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    i was once bartending at a dive when a friend in a 1-guitar band got violently sick to his stomach and ran off stage. i think i played 5 or 6 songs while he was on the crapper.

    :drown:drown:drown

    not quite keith moon... but an actual real-life experience...
     
  16. sanrico

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    Whaaaat? Those are some very big shoes to fill, bud.

    That reminds me of a dream I had. I was backstage with Neil Peart and Geddy Lee, getting ready to go on stage, holding my guitar. The lights go down and the crowd went crazy. We went up on stage and the announcer said, "Please give a warm welcome to RUSH!!!" and the lights went up. I looked down at my guitar, about to play the first song and then it dawned on me...

    "Wait a minute, I'm not in Rush!"

    And I woke up.
     
  17. FFTT

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    1st pro studio experience age 19.

    Showcasing in New York in front of 7 labels.

    I was never thinking small.

    In my prime, late 20's I was quite a capable bass player with vocals, no fear and tons of experience.

    My last live performance was sitting in on bass with Jeff Skunk Baxter & Friends, live 1 hour freeform jam set
    at a local club.

    I figured I better go out strong before my hearing loss deteriorated any further and what a night!
     
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    That was wild.

    Alcohol is a helluva drug.
     
  19. brain g

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    Yup. Any band that I would make the effort to go see is a band I'd like to play in.
    It's probably the only thing that would motivate me to come out of retirement. Well, that and financial ruin, of course.
     

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