New Years Eve gig

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  1. HedgesFan

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    Who all have gigs booked for New Years Eve? I'll be playing a local Country Club me and the guys have been doing for the past 10 years.
     
  2. B_of_H

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    I hate nye gigs so this year we booked a nye-eve gig instead. Getting home with gear on nye is near impossible here. You can't even think about drinking one beer and going through road blocks etc....

    playing the riot room in westport wednesday, pretty excited about having nye off. :)
     
  3. GoofyDawg

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    No NYE gigs, but I do have one on New Year's Day at a local restaurant. Can't believe they're open. No matter, it's money in my pocket. :)
     
  4. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    playing our regular spot here in NJ, should be a great night! I usually don't drink much anyway during shows so not much to worry about from my end! Should be a great crowd.
     
  5. KRosser

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    Haven't played a New Year's Eve gig in years; haven't needed to so I routinely turn them down.

    With all the hassle in Pasadena - I live a couple blocks from the Rose Parade route - the whole Old Town section and Colorado Bl. are shut down from about noon and the whole city is wall-to-wall people - I'd much rather stay at home and hang with the family.

    If someone called with a gig that sounded like fun and it was stupid good money I'd do it, but that hasn't been the case in a long time.
     
  6. B_of_H

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    2 years ago I had two beers (over two sets) and a beer after the show and still was forced to do a field sobriety test...blew a .02. It was a 45+ minute detour standing out in freezing cold with a bunch of cops at 3:30am. :(:FM

    they searched my car, had me get my gear out went through my cable bag etc... i'm still pissed about it. I don't have long hair or any stickers on my car either. :dunno
     
  7. shredtrash

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    Playing a private party. Should be fun. However, I could just as easily stay home with my wife.
     
  8. The Golden Boy

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    I'm preferential to not playing NYE shows.

    I remember one year playing 2 gigs across town from each other and then driving up to my parents' house for NYE
     
  9. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    I'll be playing at one of our favorite gigging spots.

    The dough is pretty good and these people party.

    I'll have to try to stifle my own inebriation.
     
  10. Mattbedrock

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    Island Breakers (www.islandbreakers.com) offered us double what our usual NYE gig at the Cocoa Beach Pier pays. Not sure it will be a good gig, but it will pay well. Closer to home, as well.
     
  11. small axe

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    i might hit an open mic here at a pretty chill place...play some acoustic and keep it mellow
     
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    I'm five minutes from home, small martini bar/restaurant that has been very supportive of live music this year. And doing Sat the 2nd too. Lots of friends in the house to boot.
     
  13. Steve_2020

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    After many, many NYEs pretty much in a row (missed one somewhere in the 90s), I haven't played one since my weekend-warrior band dissolved gosh, 4 years ago now..

    A good freind who plays full time up and down the state booked New Years eve near here this year and has invited me to sit in for the evening. I'm There.

    It's always fun to play with him, all bluesy stuff, covers and originals If I don't know the tune, well they are normally a blues-rock Trio...so they have it all covered :).

    What's amazing about jamming with my buddy is he and I were in our first band together in high school, then went our different ways ....We reconnected 5 or so years ago after a couple decades of not seeing each other.

    So it's way sweet. And the gigs always turn into reunions of some sort. Have invited some mutual freinds down for this one. Can't wait.

    Alcohol is not an issue for me, but I'm not the only one out there coming home at 2-3am.. Many on the road that night are rookies, don't have their wings...so I'm always super heads up on NYE. People *seem* to be smarter about things these days.
     
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  14. Frank Axtell

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    I'll be playing soft dinner jazz and then top 40 rock at The Hillsboro Club resort on Hillsboro Beach,FL. with a 5 piece band.
    http://www.hillsboroclub.org/
     
  15. Trandy

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    A "standards" dinner set...then three one hour dance sets.

    Free dinner, free room, free breakfast in the morning, and a load of $$$$.

    My kind of gig. :)
     
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    I'm gigging in Osaka Japan at the Billboard Live Club that used to be the Blue Note Jazz Club.
     
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    Doing an 9-11:30 set at Senor Frog's.
     
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    In Cancun?

    What ever you do don't go pee in the lagoon out back!

    A dude got killed by an alligator back there taking a leak!
     
  19. Steve73

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    We are playing at this golf and country club that we've done for the last 3 or 4 years. Can't complain, it is in town, pays well and they let us help ourselves to everything.
     
  20. jimfog

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    I'm doing two. Unfortunately both are solo gigs, which is a NYE 1st for me. Always do band gigs that night.

    1st is a country club thing that ends at 10pm (WTF???!), then my usual Thursday night spot.......albeit at an inflated pay rate, and very late start.

    I'm glad to be making the $$$$, but I'd much rather be working it with my boys.

    Gotta love this economy.
     

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