Re: My band
Originally Posted by Longdogs
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