Your favorite post-gig audience comments

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  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    This occurred after a recent three-song little gig at a music + poetry kind of thing. A well-dreadlocked, let's say probably very "organic" gent came up to me saying very nice things about our set. When I asked him which of the three songs he liked best, his reply made me smile:

    "Uh, wow, man. Like, I wasn't thinking, like, competitively, or whatnot, but, uhh...."
     
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    Best comment ever: "WOW!"
     
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    1300 E Valencia Friend of Leo's

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    "Wow, man, nice set, you guys are purty goood! How long you been playin'?"

    "Oh, about 45 minutes."



    (Stolen from Homer and Jethro)
     
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    I was in a band called Ne'er-Do-Wells. We were the opener for a band from Columbia SC (the city of broken dreams as they later told us). We finished our set, and the lead singer/keyboardist for the headliner, in a slooowww southern drawl said to us "Ne'er-Do-Wells.... People just kick at ya". And wandered off.
     
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  5. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Most of the really good stuff I've heard couldn't be posted here without getting myself in trouble. Let's just say that some women REALLY get turned on by guitar players...
     
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    I was once told by another band's guitar player that after witnessing our set he wanted to smash his guitar.

    I don't know whether that was a compliment.
     
  7. L.A. Mike

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    "When does the headliner act start?"

     
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  8. WingedWords

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    In another life I play in a recorder quartet/quintet. After one show a rather posh lady said to us "I never knew recorders could play music."

    We assumed it was a compliment.
     
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    "Where's that f***ing guitar player? I'm gonna kick his f***ing a**! Let go of me you f***ing b**stards! Lemme go! Where is he? I'm gonna kill him!"

    Heard all over the SF area, back in my younger days.
     
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    “FREEEEBIRD!!!!”

    .... oh wait, that was during the show.


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    ‘Will you sign my breasts please.’... ‘oh. and my friend’s’...

    Then a whole line of pretty young things were wanting me to.

    That was a nice night recently.
     
  12. String Tree

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    I was playing at a local biker bar.
    A guy comes up to me and said: You are the Best Guitar player I have heard since I Gotten out of Jail!

    I think he meant it.

    He passed out shortly after that.
     
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    As we were packing up a guy approaches the stage and says: "You guys were better than I expected".
    (Dibs on band name "Better Than Expected")

    I always thought that quote should have been used on all future advertising posters.
     
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    What's the name of your band again???


    RJ
     
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    Which venue was that? Asking for a friend.
     
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    "call me"
     
  17. beyer160

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    Not really an audience comment, but this made me think of the Tom Petty documentary when they talked about opening for Bruce Springsteen:

    "Man, that was awful! All they did was boo us!"

    "No, no- those weren't boos, they were chanting "Bruuuuuce!"

    "What's the difference?"
     
  18. jackal

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    Packing up when a guy walked by and said "Must be a pretty expensive guitar to sound that good." I was playing an SX with a Squier neck, SD quarter pound pickups, Quilter Aviator head, with Eminence speaker (1-12" speaker in a basic cab.). I had a little over $200. total in the guitar.
     
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  19. Digital Larry

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    In college our big masterpiece was a sort of talking blues about a guy who went to the career center and got a job reference to a homeowner in a nearby affluent community who needed someone to whack weeds near his rose bushes. Let's say for the sake of anonymity that the homeowner's name was Billy Dumont. As the story unfolds, the guy doesn't want to wear the safety goggles because he's too sweaty, then he gets a rock in the eye and at the end of the song he's laying on the ground bleeding with the ambulance wailing in the distance while Billy Dumont hands him $5 and tells him to keep quiet about what happened. It was a bit of an extrapolation on an experience the guitar player had.

    So we played this song at the student union. Afterwards, a guy comes up to us and says, "hey I worked for Billy Dumont whacking weeds!"
     
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    “Can one of you guys tell me where the restrooms are?”
     
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