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When was the last time you played guitar outside?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by studio1087, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    I just played Neil Young songs for about an hour sitting on one of wood benches that I built around our fire pit. It's 71 outside with no humidity. The sun was going down. Something inside me said "get outside".

    Harvest Moon, Cowgirl in the Sand, The Painter, After the Goldrush, Down By the River, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. Felt good. I could hear frogs down in the pond. Their contribution was appreciated.

    I've been listening to Waging Heavy Peace on Audible and it has rekindled my interest in Crazy Horse and Buffalo Springfield and even The Squires.

    Do you wander outside to play? How long ago was it and what did you play?

    30 minutes ago....

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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I do it all the time, any time.
    I gig outdoors fairly regularly, too.
    My Goodall actually has a “suntanned” top, from being played outside.
    Some people have mistaken it for cedar, but it’s Sitka spruce.
    I play my Vox Virage and 335 (unplugged) if I want to play quietly outside, at night.
    Love it!
  3. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's

    Last Thursday did a gig outside. Play a lot in warm months on the patio and around the fire pit
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  4. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Holic

    Aug 5, 2015
    Santa Cruz CA
    Every day in my back yard with an acoustic or one of my electrics through a Pocket Pod and headphones. It is my 2nd favorite place to play. First place goes to playing outside when camping in a remote scenic location.

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  5. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 3, 2011
    Mandurah. West Australia
    Last Saturday morning while busking in our local Mall and I love it.. S:D:D
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  6. jaybones

    jaybones Friend of Leo's

    Yesterday, sitting on the front porch watching the sunset.

    I may be biased, but sunsets over Lake Erie are the best I've ever seen. When I lived in Key West, those weren't as good since there's an island right in the way (Tank Island, from when KW was a major refueling base for The Navy during WWII- now has multimillion dollar condos built on it and is basically a private island).

    Belize, which I sailed the entire 400 mile coast then back up more than half that. The mainland was to the west.

    Here there is another island 8 miles away (Bass Islands, Put-In-Bay, which has the Perry International Peace Memorial, couple hundred foot tall obelisk with a light on top). But they aren't that much higher than Kelleys (>20 feet above lake level).
  7. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    This time of year - almost every day.

    My wife and I pull camping chairs out into the driveway. She sits and relaxes - I play guitar.
  8. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Fist time this year just a couple days ago after dinner. I really enjoy it with an acoustic.
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  9. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006
    The last time I played guitar was outside. Last summer.
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  10. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    somebody might hear me:eek:
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  11. esseff

    esseff Tele-Meister

    Mar 25, 2014
    East Midlands, UK
    When I got booed off stage. :(
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  12. bendercaster

    bendercaster Tele-Holic

    Sep 20, 2011
    I played an outdoor gig last weekend and I have a monthly gig on our drummer's front porch. I much prefer playing outdoors. When my kids were little, I used to play out in my shady backyard with a battery powered amp during nap time.
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  13. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Holic

    Jun 7, 2011
    clinton, ia
    We played an outdoor venue a few weeks ago. Have two more outdoor gigs this year as of now. When I was a teenager and early 20's I would pack a guitar in my backpack and go out to an island. I'd build a fire and spend all day playing next to the river. Wrote a lot of good songs doing that. These days I don't really like to mix the two. I like to focus all my attention on one or the other. I find it hard to fully enjoy both at the same time and I prefer to be quiet when out in nature. Maybe that will change someday.
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  14. beagle

    beagle Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2010
    About three years ago, in a sagging marquee during a torrential rainstorm, until the power went out...
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  15. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I don't believe I ever have and I never would, if there was an audience.
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  16. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    I play outside work in the parking lot during lunch most days.
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  17. Paolo D

    Paolo D TDPRI Member

    Apr 27, 2018
    Monday, sitting on the front porch of my house before having dinner, 30°C and a lot of humidity. Here's the view I enjoy when I play outside (Tuscan countryside) 12191356_10206854638437794_2671654402643269676_o.jpg
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  18. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

    Dec 13, 2007
    I play out on the deck frequently.

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  19. Gmountain

    Gmountain Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jun 7, 2015
    A couple of years ago. It's summer now, so it's too hot to really do anything outside until December.
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  20. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Yesterday...and I'm fixin' to again. Because mornings and evenings are the best.
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