Never like this show

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Never like this show

Postby bigdaddy » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:43 pm

Played the local biker bar last Friday night. What a trip. Gave the hire guy a copy of our demo and he went nuts over it. Another band was to play and he crossed them out and stuck us in. The other band showed up and it was strange for a bit. One owner wanted the other band to play, it was a woman, and the other owner kept telling her no that Blues Rockit is gonna play. From the first screaming note to the last the people yelled, hollered and danced. We do 90 percent originals now. After the second set I went and talked to this owner lady and she told me we were doing a great job. They are going to do two bands a month and we are one of them. After the last song the people rushed to the front of the stage and started chanting "more, more, more". I was amazed. Three guys came up to us and each said, "I was just sitting home and my friend called and said you gotta come see this band". A great compliment I thought. Everywhere we go people dig what we do but these people flipped over us. It felt good to be appreciated. The bands in Ogden Utah are boring, dead, no humor or personality. We on the other hand come alive when we turn the amps on. It was a good feeling. We did the "phone call" skit before one of our songs and the crowd ate it up. On the last song the first verse is about giving me your name, the second is giving me your number and the third is giving me your lovin'. It's called "Baby Please Give It To Me". I'm on my knees praying and begging please, please, please and the women were yelling "Yes". Never before have we ever had a response like that. It was great. Great feeling. I'll never forget that night.
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Postby jeffl » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:47 pm

Good shootin',Bigdaddy! That's what it's all about. Kinda makes you wanna sit down and write more tunes,doesn't it....? The good news is, yer goin' back. Yeah!
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Postby ricochet » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:08 am

Yeah, that's terrific!
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Postby t bone bruce » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:01 pm

Bigdaddy, that sounds like a really great gig , and a great slot to have. Hope it works out well.
I have just two questions. Do you need a harp player?! and if yes, will you pay my plane fare from England? :wink:
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Postby bigdaddy » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:16 pm

Yes we need a harpist and no I can't pay your plane fair. We do one harp song and I do it. I ain't much at it either. The band wants harp in the tunes because the crowd loves it. I am always on the look for a harpster.
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Postby bigdaddy » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:53 pm

Got a show tomorrow night. We've played there before and shook it up pretty good. The hire lady said she'd be sure to call for an October date but she didn't. Her husband plays in the house band there, I've known him most of my life and heard his band a few weeks ago and they were bad. 60's and 70's pop poorly done. I know my band upstages his band. I'm havin' a hard time getting up for this show. I wanna go back to where we played last week and got the great response. In the bar we're playing tomorrow night we got the people yelling and dancing all night but because the hire lady didn't call I will forget about this joint altogether. I have every intention of going in there tomorrow night and bring the place down. We do have some fans in there and some are coming in from last weeks gig. The hire guy from last weeks gig says he's coming and bringing his friends. I wish they had something I could take to get excited for this show, sort of a gig viagra. Once the amps start to hum and the juice flows thru me I'll come alive. We don't go back to the other joint until October 6th. Which is good because we need to come up with a 4th set. I have all the songs written, the band just needs to learn them.
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Postby bigdaddy » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:22 pm

MMMM MMM MM. The show went well. It will be our last gig there tho. Near the end of the third set I take my bass off, my shirt off and grab the harp and mic and jump out of the dance floor. I get to blow a tune. Ladies come up and dirty dance with me , it's really fun. One woman that I had been eye ballin' all night came up and rubbed her chest on my arm while I was blowin' that thing. It was nice. After we were done and breaking down, I was rolling a speaker cord up when she walked in and stood in front of the stage. She said "Hey guys thanks for the music tonight", then she pulled her shirt up and gave us a good look and it was beautiful. When she pulled her shirt down I told her "Thank you for the thank you". She smiled and walked out. The guitarist and drummer missed the whole thing. What a wonderful way of showing her gratitude for the hard work we put into our shows. I say bravo for her.
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