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Totally understand..

March 12, 2018 10:22AM
Luckily I haven't been in a band that had to play 4 hours since the 80's.. But, even then we had people that hauled all the equipment, set it up, tore it down etc.. and we played 3-5 days in the same town, so a LOT less physical work off stage..

Right now, as I've mentioned, it takes me 2-3 months of busting my butt to do the production for a show.. We only play Sat nights, but I run my butt off from 7am FRIDAY morning until about 5am Sunday morning.. that includes the mother of all setups, since we no longer have a "crew".. I'm getting too old to be on ladders 20 feet in the air hanging lasers and lights and backdrops and projector screens etc.. Since I'm the only guy who knows anything about DMX lighting, that's all my baby and I haft ado it before I even tough setting up guitar stuff.. Set up at noon, soundcheck at 5pm, rushing home, 3 hours of makeup and jewelry and stuff and hauling butt back to the club to play til 1:45am, then breaking down and unloading at the pad until 5am.. I'm getting too old for that crap..

So, I totally get ya.. I'm getting really tired, myself.. People expect me to keep doing what I do, so I can't back off the throttle production-wise.. So, its starting to not bother me at all in cancelling shows..



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  Hey sstrams... band gig tomorrow, Saturday....

JamesJM124March 09, 2018 08:59AM

  And another topic, Jet Fly-Overs...

JamesJM71March 09, 2018 09:29AM

  Same thing here near NAS Jax about 2 weeks ago.

Ramgator87March 09, 2018 10:59AM

  Just out of curiosity. . . .

RAMbeau61March 10, 2018 06:34AM

  For the most part, yes...

JamesJM54March 10, 2018 07:22AM

  I'd like to weigh in on that one... Attachments

sstrams59March 10, 2018 01:31PM

  Awesome! Have a great show...

sstrams72March 10, 2018 09:43AM

  Gig Report....

JamesJM72March 11, 2018 08:08AM

  Awesome..

sstrams51March 11, 2018 01:25PM

  Just between you and I.....

JamesJM59March 11, 2018 01:56PM

  Totally understand..

sstrams56March 12, 2018 10:22AM

  Know what I miss, Steve?

JamesJM47March 12, 2018 11:10AM

  Just jam, Jimmy.. just jam...

sstrams45March 13, 2018 02:43AM