One of our regular gigs is at the Prince of Wales pub on Ham hill near Yeovil. we play in the beer garden. They only do it throughout the summer, but almost every single gig we have done its rained or been very cold. Two weeks ago we should have played there, and the weather was going to be perfect, hot sun, 3pm to 6pm. great. Then the drummer has an operation and we have to cancel:mad:, not his fault but I got a mates band to stand in and they had a great gig.
Landlord thinking September is scheduled to be fairly good, gives us the gig for today, as last gig of the summer. Yesterday was perfect clear blue sky and hot. today the hourly forcast is 1pm light rain, 2 pm light rain, 3pm start time, heavy rain. 4 and 5 heavy rain. 6pm finish, light rain. :confused: someone up there hates me or the band,we are doomed. I`m looking out the window at pouring rain and gig has not been canclled .............
Just realised the time, gotta go now !:(
So how did it go? or did you get electrocuted and can't read this.:confused:
I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of playing outside in any weather, or indeed attending outdoor gigs.
Big stadium gigs can be great, as much for the atmosphere as anything.
I'm the complete opposite! I love playing outside, the atmosphere and that natural phasing you get when the wind's blowing gently is something you can't reproduce indoors. And being able to turn a big amp up to proper volume levels (sometimes). I like going to outdoor gigs too mostly - although not so much when it's a festival that's started to resemble the Western Front. I'm not such a fan of stadiums though, they tend to have the worst of being in a confined space, with the worst of not being able to see or hear the band properly too... a nice big wide open park with a stage in it is my kind of gig.
Well it was freezing but the audiance paid us the biggest compliment by staying:D
First time the whole band has done a gig in coats. Mine was done right up to my neck, the drummer was playing with rain blowing onto his back, so hat and heavy coat was essential.
See if i can get a pic for you. :cool:
Seems playing on the back of trailers is common, this was taken pre gig at a pub beer festival at the end of May near Preston, it was absolutely freezing, couldn't feel my fingers, all played in our coats, couldn't wait to finishTBH. Crying shame really.