February 6th, 2012, 07:47 PM
I know we are a country band but man we were all rock and roll Saturday Night. Our drummer was so drunk by the end of the night that he had to get up mid set (in between songs) and go to the bathroom to hurl! Wow, right? But wait- next song right as he finishes the tune he throws his sticks in the air to head back to the bathroom for another vomit sesh! However this time he finds both restrooms occupied, so he runs out into the street and starts vomiting outside! Then while we're all tearing down the drummer announces that he has to quit the band! So finally were all tore down, we all got our money (yes we actually got paid for this fiasco) and his wife (she was the DD) backs their car into the keyboard player's car!
I have to say that aside from the vomiting, drama, etc.. our drummer did a pretty good job playing that night. The owner liked us (and paid us as I previously mentioned) and the bartender said we sounded great and gave me a couple of free shots of Don Julio. Whew- what a night!
February 6th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Im laughing my ass off ..believe me :lol::lol::lol: That trully sounds like a wild night.
Thanks for sharing :cool:
February 6th, 2012, 10:03 PM
And you wonder why there are so many Drummer jokes!
February 6th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Did he still want to quit when he sobered up? I hope not.
what a story! :mrgreen:
February 7th, 2012, 12:12 AM
As much as I hate the band business...I really love being in bands.
February 7th, 2012, 04:35 PM
I only played drunk once. I was drinking half and half of rough Cider and Gin:shock:
Cannot remember going on stage and ended up with alcohol poisoning.
Awfull, even jumped out of wifes car on way home and I ended up in a hedge as wife slowly reversed up a road looking for me:oops:
Had to gig the next night with a guy beside me on stage, as I was sick inbetween most songs.
Never again, even if I don`t have to drive, two beers is maximum for me as timing starts to go .
February 7th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Sounds like a 90% of the drummers I've played with. Seriously. Great story.
February 8th, 2012, 11:32 AM
I have zero tolerance for people who get drunk when they have professional obligations. I would have fired him that night. I don't associate with pathetic losers like your ex-drummer, in a band or anywhere else for that matter.
Good riddance I say.
Dan The Man
February 8th, 2012, 11:49 AM
To call a guy you've never met a pathetic loser seems odd to me.
February 8th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Man that's hilarious in a sad way, thanks for the chuckle.
I saw a house band once that did six (6) sets, although I didn't hang for all that. Those guys drank themselves into oblivion, and at one point the guitarist quite visibly wet himself. What class.
In the 80's I was working a show where the bassist decided to do an impromptu "bass solo" in what was a tightly arranged pop tune. Not only that. He ripped his shirt off, leaped from the stage onto a table where (soon to be mortified) patrons were sitting, threw back his head, and lifted his instrument high into the air - unaware of the oscillating ceiling fan above him. Did irreparable damage to the neck and headstock of his prized vintage Tele bass. Turns out he'd been sniffing glue prior to the set.
February 8th, 2012, 12:00 PM
All in a night's work!
February 8th, 2012, 02:55 PM
I think our drummer was acting out more than anything (not that "acting out" excuses his behavior). He lives 40 miles away and drives that much further to all our gigs. That distance and some other things have been getting to him and I think he wanted out. However, we are all friends and I think he felt a bit guilty about quitting on us. So to deal with his frustration I think he just hit the bottle rather than confront the issue (again not that being frustrated is an excuse to get drunk at a job... be it a severely low paying one). Everyone in the band is still friends but we all agreed that we are going to be seeking a new drummer after our next gig.