Contest Breakfast / rituals

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by astreet83, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. astreet83

    astreet83 Member

    Come on tMPer's what is you contest breakfast? Do you stay clear of the bacon like me...

    Also does anyone have any other contest rituals? I heard players say that they alway have a curry the night before.

    My our ritual is I like to be last on stage
  2. animal.22

    animal.22 Member

    Bacon an egg butties,hot sweet tea before contest,

    BEER,BEER,BEER fish an chips/pizza/owt else I can get my hands on(principal troms burger an chips was particularly tasty after one areas :)) BEER,BEER,BEER :clap: after.

    Fat Bar Stewards Of The World Unite HA HA HA HA HA :tup
  3. astreet83

    astreet83 Member

    Beer comes after playing and plently of it!!!
  4. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    just a another day, whatever I fancy in the morning
  5. HaleStorm

    HaleStorm Member

    Normally we have a super early start being in yorkshire 4th section, so i start the day with a can of RockStar energy drink or something similar just to keep me going so i dont fall back asleep on the bus
  6. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    and as quickly as possible, there really should be a bar available as you come of stage
  7. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    No coffee or tea. That is hard but was a tip from Mr Doyle and I`ve used it ever since.
  8. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    My ritual is to slag off the contest secretary regardless of draw.
  9. Queenie

    Queenie Member

    I remember being told off for having energy drinks before going on stage. Sends you up then down, not good for stamina and concentration really.

    And I don't know whether I'm just odd but the day of a contest I struggle to eat anything if I'm playing in the morning and only have half a sandwich if it's afternoon/evening..... plenty of water that's all
  10. feelyon

    feelyon New Member

    I like playing on an empty stomach so that it can't churn with nerves:p
  11. nethers

    nethers Active Member

    A fork-melting curry the night before - the chilli residue on the lips in the morning will stimulate blood-flow, and worrying about the inevitable mad dash to the loo (to release a flock of seagulls) will distract you from nerves and focus the mind.

    If you can stomach a breakfast, you're doing it wrong.
  12. DMBabe

    DMBabe Supporting Member

    Or if you can't you're under-prepared and are doing it wrong?

    I have whatever I fancy, normally bacon butties on the bus, then all I eat till I've played is a mars bar and I keep a bottle of fanta fruit twist if I need to drink. Keeps the blood sugar up without energy drink rushes and keeps hunger at bay enough without getting bloated after a meal. Then booze and proper food after. :clap:
  13. MissBraz

    MissBraz Active Member

    I do this as well!!!!! Glad i'm not the only one! :clap:
  14. MissBraz

    MissBraz Active Member

    Same! I won't eat if it's early draw.. But if it's later in the day will have brekkie and then eat before the drinking commences!!!

    I have the same socks.. (obviously cleaned after every contest) but only ever the same ones!! I remember my good (guy) friend in the band who left always believed in a PCP!! - Pre contest poo!!! haha
  15. 4thmandown

    4thmandown Member

    Don't have time for anything, with a 3 year old and a six month old. It's more a case of getting them sorted out for the day first!
  16. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Doubt there will be time for breakfast if either of our bands draw number 1 on Saturday :confused:
  17. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    I used to do it when it was our EEb bass player at 6'9" and 22 stone. I have sinced stopped as it is now a 1st Horn playing young lady, who would probably take offence.
  18. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    The bar at Stevenage opens at 8.30am. To my discredit, I have started a contest with a pint of Murphy's. It was a long day!
  19. nethers

    nethers Active Member

    Big weekend over, which rituals worked then?
  20. worzel

    worzel Member

    I always have a proper drink before playing. But as we went to Harrogate on Friday night, and they have a 24 bar, I thought I might have over done it a bit this time. But in the end I thought I played as well as I could have, so maybe the system works. If, in the period between the draw and playing, when awake, you're focused on just how much to drink and when in order to stave off the throbbing head and yet not pass out again you can attain a zen like tranquillity by the time you get on stage, if you get the timing right.

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