Sick on stage?

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  1. dallasblues

    dallasblues Member

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    Anyone ever get physically ill while performing onstage? I have. It was the bad kind. It's pretty funny now but really embarrassing when it happened. Fortunately, the audience was largely unaware. However, my bandmates knew what had happened. We couldn't get to the break fast enough!

    What did you guys do?
     
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  2. VCuomo

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    :huh Is there a good kind?


    Sorry, had to...
     
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  3. VCuomo

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    But these Dockers should do the trick (right color shoes too):

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  4. Suave Eddie

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    Ask your doctor if lobotomy is for you.
    Did you hit the brown note?
     
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  5. SPROING!

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    A singer once came to a show with a stomach bug. He liked to drink. You all know where this leads.
     
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    Or cargo shorts for that matter. "Look, the tone is dripping down his legs!"
     
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  7. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I came back from an overseas trip one winter and was sick as a dog with a cold. It was literally 20 degrees and snowing outside. I had a gig at a small club/restaurant (maybe 100 - 125 people there in the audience).

    I packed my gear, put it in my car, bundled up in a long down coat and went to the gig. I unloaded in a driving, freezing snow. And we played the gig. Band sounded great; we were asked back 2 or 3 times.

    You do what you have to do.
     
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    If you're in a punk band you could just hurl over the audience. They'd think it was part of the show.
     
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  9. rambleon

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    I did have to run to the bathroom 3 minutes before we got on stage a couple of months back. Last time I ever have nuclear level spicy buffalo wings before a gig.
     
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    Twice..ish...

    Once, I had to drop some guts right before getting on stage, and fought it through the entire set before making it to the end. That sucked.

    Second isn't quite getting sick on stage, but I had to take a leak in the worst way about three songs before the end. All I can say is thank God for 335s and fresh after show clothes.

    If you perform long enough all of this eventually happens.
     
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  11. Chris Scott

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    I was working a show back in the mid-seventies...Dr John was part of the bill...great show, played his ass off (no surprise)...he kept leaning over to the right every few minutes, and I though he was tweaking his mixer.

    When I grabbed his old walnut 335 off the top of the Hammond after the show, I almost slipped on my butt right into this most disgusting pool of vomit......yeah, the show must go on.:rolleyes:

    Couple days later while waiting for the gear truck, I sat in a funky old club, with just Mac and a seriously beat-up old upright, while he played for nearly an hour...one of those "keeper" moments I'll never forget.
     
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    Ah good sir...I do think I've shat my pantaloons.
     
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  13. Roark

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    My first gig when I was 16 we were playing for about 100 people, puked backstage then I was dizzy the whole night.

    Other than that, just cropdusting the drummer, good times. :D
     
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  14. LHanson

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    No events. That doesn't make me all that special, just lucky.

    My band often enough covers for other bands our agent books. I keep wondering if there are that many broken legs etc.

    "The show must go on".
     
  15. BuddyGuit

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    I've had the experience
     
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    I have a friend who was in a pretty well known touring act. He ate a can of expired chili and headed to the airport to connect with the other guys. When they got on stage, it was full on technicolor yawn time. He was running off the side of the stage between every song and barfing. Turned out to be botulism.

    The show must go on, indeed.
     
  17. dallasblues

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    I can't think of a good kind. But diarrhea is exceptionally bad for the stage. It was an epic shart on small, cramped, stage!
     
  18. RGB

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    We were playing a high school dance around '76 and our drummer fell ill before the show. Janitor got him a bucket and he heaved his way through 2 sets before almost passing out. Our singer, who had never played drums, sat down and banged on them for the last set...oh, and we had all done a hit of windowpane on the last break (except for the sick drummer) so that was kicking in while he was playing. What a riot! :)
     
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  19. Phil M

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    Same. Was surprised we got paid nearly the full amount for a half night. He warned us ahead of time but I've never seen someone go from red to green to white so quickly. Made it to "half time" and he runs outside for the barf-age. And that was that! LOL
     
  20. bluwoodsman

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    I can testify that mint green pants aren't good too. Especially if you are a country star with a slight leakage problem, like the guy I saw from the front row some years back.
     

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