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I used to be in a band as a teenager bread. We also used to play in the pubs and it was the hassle of moving everything around that we got fed up with.... well that and meeting girls of course. We did do a small festival once but nothing as in grand looking as your pics.
I just love playing in front of a crowd that are enjoying themselves. This one in the pictures was around 2000 people but we have done larger stuff - the smaller ones are the ones people can come up to you and complain so there are good and bad points to all of them I guess.

My son is a drummer - he turned 18 last May and we used him for a couple of shows. One was for the Mayor of Bishops Stortford so it was a big stage, with a drum riser etc. Dream come true for me, getting to play on a big stage with my lad on drums.

He is a monster drummer - grade 8 trinity guild at 15 years old and taught by our regular drummer, who is a great friend of mine. He is off to university this year, so he knows full well he can earn money while studying for his degree playing drums as a dep for other bands. He was on the radio in New York being interviewed once as well - he was 16 at the time and his band would have made the big time if they had kept together. They were just on the verge of something big, but then the bass player left to teach in Malaysia and the guitarist decided to travel with his girlfriend and the whole thing fell apart.

Never mind .... I'm rambling on now ha ha
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11-02-2019, 10:10 AM
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I just love playing in front of a crowd that are enjoying themselves. This one in the pictures was around 2000 people but we have done larger stuff - the smaller ones are the ones people can come up to you and complain so there are good and bad points to all of them I guess.

My son is a drummer - he turned 18 last May and we used him for a couple of shows. One was for the Mayor of Bishops Stortford so it was a big stage, with a drum riser etc. Dream come true for me, getting to play on a big stage with my lad on drums.

He is a monster drummer - grade 8 trinity guild at 15 years old and taught by our regular drummer, who is a great friend of mine. He is off to university this year, so he knows full well he can earn money while studying for his degree playing drums as a dep for other bands. He was on the radio in New York being interviewed once as well - he was 16 at the time and his band would have made the big time if they had kept together. They were just on the verge of something big, but then the bass player left to teach in Malaysia and the guitarist decided to travel with his girlfriend and the whole thing fell apart.

Never mind .... I'm rambling on now ha ha
That's a shame, unfortunately it's what normally happens. I often look back and wonder what could have been. Like you, I loved playing in front of people and had no fear at all. I think when you have practiced enough, the fear goes. Not sure I could do it now though, it's been too long.
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11-02-2019, 10:19 AM
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That's a shame, unfortunately it's what normally happens. I often look back and wonder what could have been. Like you, I loved playing in front of people and had no fear at all. I think when you have practiced enough, the fear goes. Not sure I could do it now though, it's been too long.
Get stuck in. I know a drummer who gigs twice a week and he is 76 and guitarists in their 70s still gigging.

Youre never too old - its the music that matters, not how old you are.

Get practising and start a band !
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11-02-2019, 01:52 PM
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Get stuck in. I know a drummer who gigs twice a week and he is 76 and guitarists in their 70s still gigging.

Youre never too old - its the music that matters, not how old you are.

Get practising and start a band !
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11-02-2019, 06:07 PM
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Hi Bread

As you can see I used to play but back in the 60's and 70's the bands i was in were very successful in their own way I used to play six to seven nights a week and still had a day job

To put that into some prospective at our height I earned 25 a week day job 70 a week playing

We played all over the country including summer season at Butlins but always at work the following morning
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Nice one Bread - another guitarist here.....
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Nice one Bread - another guitarist here.....

I guessed by your name... good to see other musicians on here
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How lovely Bread.
Just catching up with you.
My son is a professional singer and musician.
Do you have stuff on Youtube?
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