The worst concert ever...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by bigmamabadger, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I've just done the worst concert ever. We had 4 people in the sudience, and we shared the bill with the Operatic Society and some belly-dancers. Belly dancers! I ask you!
    And on top of that the powers that be had, in their wisdom, arranged a karaoke night in the bar next door.
    Having said that, no-one took it seriously and it turned out to be the best laugh I've had in days.
    And yes, I got up to join the belly dancers...:rolleyes:
  2. Ryan06

    Ryan06 Member

    Sounds like a good time :p Was the concert for anything special or just a concert for entertainment?
  3. sniperjp

    sniperjp Member

    Think The Parr Band's training band did that one, was it for cancer research?
  4. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    OMG!!!:eek: :eek: Apparently the local authorities are providing counselling for anyone who witnessed this. A spokesperson said today that they were ...."relieved that no attempt was made to join in with the karaoke" although local glazing firms were said to be devastated at the potential loss of business.:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :D :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  5. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I'll have you know I am a trained belly-dancer and no onlookers were harmed. And I have to very very drunk before I do karaoke...
    It was supposed to be a St. George's Day bash, but no-one was very interested.
  6. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Sounds like fun to me! :biggrin: Shame I missed it...:frown:
  7. SteveT

    SteveT Member

    Not trying to outdo you here, but I once did a march down the side of a dual carriageway in Germany at 6am in the morning. We were followed on the other side of the wire fence by a small herd of cows who mooed away and skipped merrily along to our music! (I think cows like marches)!

    It wasn't funny at the time, but it moved me to write a new work........ Rhapsody for Bovines!
  8. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    We lost half our audience once when a cow fell in the river at an open air gig in Shrewsbury. They all went to watch the fire brigade try to get it out.
    Not sure if it was trying to get to us or away from us...
  9. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    Going back some years now but our band once played a last night of the proms with Lady Brittania (I think) in costume, complete with the lyrics for Rule Brittania upside down on the inside of her shield. With the band being on stage and her being below, it was hard not to laugh when the wailing began!

    TIMBONE Active Member

    Back in the early '90's, I was playing with a pro outfit called "Channel 5", a six piece Dixieland/Mainstream ensemble. We had a residency at a place called "The Carousel". I had a small 'home recording' studio at the time, and I decided to take some equipment to a gig and record it. Well, that night, for some reason, the audience had better things to do, and we performed to six people, including our guset vocalist! We played well though, so I edited the recording with background SFX, including an incredibly large audience who even applauded and shouted appreciation, and even some friendly heckling following the solos. I still listen to it sometimes, suspend my disbelief, and remember when I was famous! :clap: :biggrin:
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  12. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    :eek: Clever trick if you can do it...
  13. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Quite common in the police. I've known quite a few Senior Officers who talked out of their ..........well you know the rest. ;)

    TIMBONE Active Member

    guset vocalist.................woops. Thank you for pointing out my 'slip of the finger' BMB - I was going to edit it, but I can't stop laughing :p
  15. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    :pig (get the idea??)

    Yeah, apparently so do the audience!!!:biggrin: :biggrin:

  16. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Sorry to point it up but it made me laugh so much I just had to. Nice going, Tim.:clap:
  17. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    Common also amongst management and, especially, politicians. Mind you, must take a lot of practice to get the lip-synching right :)
  18. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Just done another weird gig at a Masonic Lodge where the main source of entertainment was people betting on which grid square a pigeon was doing to poo.
    Lots of rousing patriotic songs too...:rolleyes:
    I think we're beginning to corner the market in surreal band jobs.

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