The "Stupid Stuff the Audience Says" Thread

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

  1. jonajon91

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    Another from the audience perspective. There was a thing on at my university last night where Wheatus were playing (they did teenage dirtbag) and I was expecting pop/punk/rock all night, but when I got their I noticed the bassist was playing a six string fretless carl thompson bass! much like this [​IMG]
    I managed to find him post gig and he was so happy that someone recognised, we spent the night talking about basses and bassists!
     
  2. sniperfreak223

    sniperfreak223 B.C. Rich loyalist

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    I got this one at our last gig, while setting up for our "slow" song, which features an acoustic intro.

    "Acoustics? YOU GUYS ARE ....ING PUSSIES!!!"

    my response, "actually I am, aren't you?"
     
  3. SeanSan

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    Killswitch Engage played here a couple of months ago.

    Some guys got pretty drunk before KSE even went on, they got worked up and couldn't wait for KSE to get onstage. They started chanting "SATAN SATAN SATAN SATAN"

    The entire audience went along :lol:

    And one guys screamed "JESSE YOU'RE SO HANDSOME" in between their songs. xD
     
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    There's this one local band, that whenever we play a show with them, they shout "drum solo." Why is beyond me. Maybe because our drummer tuned their drummers kit before they went on.
     
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    At the BTBAM show- The Safety Fire was up first, small, small crowd at first. A single moshing dude screaming "JUGALLOOOS MUTHA....AAAAA" between songs. He was thrown out.
     
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    After every show:

    Drunk guy: DUUUUUDE! is that 8 strings? Danm... do you know <insert name of player who uses more than 6 strings>? He's awesome! You should totally check him out!

    I just smile and nod. Sometimes i pretend to write the name down promising to hear them later.

    and of course:
    1+ Freebird
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    1+ Slayer
     
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    At our first show, our old guitarist had a guy come up to him and ask what we played. He told them we're a metal band to which the guy responded: "Whoa! are you gonna play some Pantera? You should play some Pantera!".....this all happened in the bathroom.
    When we're loading in, I always get asked where I'm going by the staff because I don't look like I'm in a band....
     
  8. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    This thread needs more content. Revive bump haha
     
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    Last year I went to an At The Gates gig in september. I managed to get to the front row and there was this short girl who was doing all this kinda black metal stuff (think of Abbath doing his weird black metal "dancing"). I couldnĀ“t help but laugh at it. Got noticed pretty quickly by her, who then just proceeds to blush and stand still lol. I kinda felt bad but that was hilarius lol.
     
  10. lewis

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    i played my last gig, we were main support I believe (months ago) anyway our set for the show flies straight in to not waste time. During the small space between the end of the first song and the start of the 2nd, our singer was talking about bits and pieces and after about 10 seconds of talking, in a space annoyingly, an american girl (we are in the UK) who was dating our bassist shouts out "Tell us who you are" in the most teen, american, nasally accent/way, Ive ever heard.

    Our vocalist then had to kind of end what he was saying, and awkwardly throw in who were were directly afterwards to answer her because the whole venue heard it. It was totally cringe worthy tbh. What he was saying was building up nicely to announcing our name and what the next song was called, but it was ruined instantly by this type of Heckler.
     
  11. Element0s

    Element0s Low Fantasy/Black Denim

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    I used to be a notorious heckler back when I lived in Edmonton. I also developed a reputation for telling bands "what I really thought after their gigs. Usually when I was asked, but sometimes I went in unsolicited anyways because .... it, life's too short for boring bands and mediocre gigs. Results were mixed. Sometimes you see the lightbulbs go off in people's heads and they say "oh wow, I had no idea" or they get super indignant and defensive.

    Nowadays I mostly scream Queensryche lyrics or Thin Lizzy guitar melodies at people. Or Manowar. People really get annoyed when I say things about Manowar
     
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    Insomnia Needs more strings!

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    Why be purposefully rude to people trying to express themselves, who've spent the time to write and practice and have the guts to go up on stage? Like, if you go up to them afterwards and say 'oh, I thought 'x' part went on too long' or 'your lead tone is kinda wack' then sure, but heckling them in the middle of a gig? Just why?
     
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    **Biker in audience drinks wax out of a burning candle**: "Play Steppenwolf!"
     
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    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    Me playing with my band, wearing a silly hat.
    Drunk: "You're a Green Beret!"
    Me: "No, see, my hat's neither a beret nor green."
    Drunk: "I am an Army Ranger. Green Berets are p***ies! You ever been shot?"
    Me: "Umm no." :ugh:
    Drunk: "You gotta get shot! It hurts like hell. Grow some hair on your damn chest!"
    Me: :ugh: "Dude! Look at that helicopter on the TV behind the bar! What kind do you think that is?" ***disappears***
     
  16. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff Amateur porn actor

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    Last weekend, playin' hard rock stuff all night.

    One moron comes along:

    - Hey, now play some Jamiroquai !!!

    ...
     
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    Drunk: "Play Iron Maiden!"
    Band: plays "Run to the Hills"
    Drunk: "None of that stupid Judas Priest ....! Play Iron Maiden!"
    Band: plays a sarcastic rendition of "Breakin' the Law"
    Drunk: "Woohoo! Alright!" *** gets up and does the weirdest-looking dance I've possibly ever seen ***
     
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    "Notorious Heckler". He says so right there. Right before he brags about being so cool for telling people they're bad at something he wasn't even doing.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    At least you got out of there before he got to the part where he was going to offer to shoot you to help you out. :lol:
     
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    I was at a Walls of Jericho show years ago (2007 or 2008?). Sea of Treachery and 36 Crazyfists opened up. All night long a couple of kids kept wanting to jump into the pit and do their kicks and .... while everyone else was trying to mosh. One dude finally got pissed off and he shoved this kid, who was probably a foot taller than him, all the way across the floor into the crowd.

    The kid who was shoved was kicked out of the venue.
     

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