The "Stupid Stuff the Audience Says" Thread

Discussion in 'Live Performance & Stage Sound' started by LeviathanKiller, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Albionic

    Albionic First of the magi

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    When i had a death metal band in the early 90's the death metal scene wasn't what it is now (in the uk atleast) and we had a great vocalist who could cover anything from black metal to full on benediction style stuff and people always used to come up to me and say.

    "you guys can really play i love the music but you gotta get a proper singer"

    as if we were iron maiden or somethin.
     
  2. AxeHappy

    AxeHappy SS.org Regular

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    "You just made that solo up."


    Yeah...what's your point. Improvising=King in my books.
     
  3. sage

    sage twerk twerk thall

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    "Are you sure you were really playing? It didn't look like you were playing all that stuff... I think you were just air guitaring to a CD."

    lol
     
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    Went to see the Black Dahlia Murder back in january and there was an old guy (mustve been about 60-70 pretty sure he was drunk) wandering around outside the venue looking lost.

    Once hey had stopped checking the tickets he mustve came inside and mid set made his way up onto the stage. The vocalist gave him the mic and i cant remember exactly what he said just remember he came across as having no idea what was going on. :lol:

    Found it pretty funny at the time.
     
  5. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    One of my old bands got the "Play some Skynard!" heckles at the first public gig any of us had ever played. We didn't respond at that gig, but during our next few practices we put together a palm-mutey, metal version of "Sweet Home Alabama", so that we'd be ready the next time it happened. :yesway:
     
  6. EcoliUVA

    EcoliUVA Not Gifted

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    One from the opposite end of the spectrum (regarding the comments on ERGs):

    I live in "suthun virginny". Lots of bluegrass bands here. I don't really listen to bluegrass, but there was a band at a beer festival. Some guy was playing what looked like an 8 string ukulele.

    I asked him what is was. Country feller: "It's a mandolin."

    Me: "A wha?...I've never seen one with 8 strings" - still thinking it was a fucking ukulele in my drunken stupor.

    Derp. I fail at musics, and sobriety. :lol:
     
  7. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    I need to hear moar. :lol:
     
  8. AliceLG

    AliceLG \m/^_^\m/

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    The only one I can remember: in a Megadeth concert, Endgame tour, right before Mustaine went full-christian-rightwing-conservative, they had a projection of Bush's face turning into McCain's when playing "Washington is Next". An incredibly drunk friend of mine, who can't speak english for dear life, starting raving that Bush was the best, while everyone looked at him like WTF?! :lol:

    Oh, I just remembered another one: I was playing in a party with an "ensemble band", or that's what we called ourselves. Basically, we were a bunch of musicians and after a couple of songs there would be a different guitarist, bassist or singer, or some of us would switch instruments. Anyways, it was my first gig with the "ensemble" and even when the designated drunk friend of the band had never heard me play, he kept screaming after each song something like "When is the skinny guy playing?!" (I'm "the skinny guy"). Funny as hell, and when it was finally my turn to step in, to play "Fade to Black", he stepped in, took the mic and started warbling the first verse :lol:
     
  9. guy in latvia

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    Always awesome to have those designated drunk friends! :)
     
  10. Gemmeadia

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    One of my favorite bands It Prevails was playing a local show with some of my friends' bands. One band that was playing was OBVIOUSLY influenced by IP (you know those bands that its like.. really?).

    I was joking to my friend next to me how much they LOVE It Prevails and that they are definitely #1 on their band's myspace top friends and that they are going to go hang out with the band after the show and say how much they can relate to the music, etc

    The best part was that the vocalist was standing right in front of me with his gf laughing his ass off haha
     
  11. davisjom

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    Well, my friends band just got done playing at a local bar. and this guy (we dubbed him "drunk guy") tried moshing in this place. mind you it's just a local bar, so its small as hell. and he jumps on stage and yells into the mic "i'm sorry for all you PUSSIES! but this is a fucking METAL SHOW!!" my friend Jason responds with "but you're hitting little children!" needless to say we all got a kick out of that while drunk guy was being escorted out of the bar
     
  12. ConnorGilks

    ConnorGilks Still can't play.

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    I love it when someone rips a crazy solo and just SHREDS all night and some guy comes up to you and goes "That was cool man, you're pretty good. But can you play the Stairway solo?" it's always funny because he honestly never knows TOO much about guitar and isn't sure how hard it is compared to some crazy prog solo.

    For the record I don't know the Stairway solo, nor can I shred. Dare to dream...
     
  13. flint757

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    Well most solos of that era aren't that fast :lol: (in comparison to today's metal bands that is)
     
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    McBonez Banned

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    "You're a good guitar player, considering you're a drummer"
     
  15. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    We need more stories in here...
     
  16. will_shred

    will_shred not that good.

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    when I was at a Skeletonwitch show some dude yelled to the vocalist "I WANT YOU TO HAVE MY BABIES"
    :lol:
     
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    I play a six string bass. I broke my C string and D string in the same song. A guy says in between songs, "Well at least you have four more!"
     
  18. Malkav

    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    During a Guthrie Govan clinic that happened in Cape Town a bunch of very drunk and very annoying guys were sitting in the 3rd row from the front (I was in the front row :D) and everytime he asked if anyone had a question they kept yelling "play high fives!!!" in what is a very afrikaans accent...It was quite a face palm moment but Mr Govan handled it quite well explaining to them that what they were doing was in fact making a request when he had asked for questions...They continued to do it throughout the rest of the clinic anyway...

    Also when Tosin Abasi came down here for a clinic and asked if anyone had any questions at the end somebody actually asked him if he finds any mind altering substances conducive to songwriting...He said he finds occasionally Marijuana can be quite conducive...Literally received a standing ovation...That's Cape Town for you :D
     
  19. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    "Play Freebird!"
     
  20. Experimorph

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    It's a custom in Finland that somebody yells out "Play Paranoid!" at every concert. It's got a story behind it but I can't for the life of me recall it.
     

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