Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by eckyboy, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Just been put on crutches for a fortnight after tearing a calf muscle :cry: big gala march tommorrow and next week so unable to do them although I will be going for the socialising :guiness .Any other tMPers done similar.
  2. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Oh, I can tell it'll be really hard on you downing pints and watching the band march through horse waste... :wink:

    I once played a gig with a broken hand... it was when I was on a straight tenor, and it was only half an hour, but by the end I was in agony... never again!
  3. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    There appeared to be someone lining up to march on Whit Friday in a motorised wheelchair...see if can blag one of those from somewhere. Tie yourself to the players in front and behind so you don't have a problem steering :lol:
  4. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    our bass trombonist once knocked a cast iron candlestick over onto my head before a concert. being the only third cornet there i had to play...... i had such a bad headache afterwards. had a bruise for weeks!!!!

    coz it was at christmas we did a lot of carol concerts... a lot of parents thought i was a thug, i got such evil looks!!! :? but he did buy me chocolates to make up for it!!! :D
  5. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah a couple of times...

    Most famously I stuck a car in a ditch 2 days before a contest and had to play in a neck brace.....ultimate agony. Still, turning up with my bow-tie on over my brace made a few people laugh :)

    The other one was having a tooth pulled on the Thursday before an area one year. I went to the practice, but could hardly play due to the extreme pain - felt like someone was sticking needles in my gums whenever I blew. At the end of the rehersal the inside of my mouthpiece was red :shock: Yuk! The best thing about it was everyone buying me brandys "to ease the pain" in the bar afterwards - I've been hooked on the stuff ever since :D

    ....the things we do for band....... :roll:
  6. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    I once managed to break my nose an hour or two before going on stage. Its a really wierd feeling, tightening your embochure up for a high note and feeling your nose move down onto the mouthpiece. What did I learn from that event? Never attempt to play rugby on a stone floor
  7. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    OH YUK!!!!! that is possibly the grossest thing i have ever heard.
  8. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    One of those "obvious when I look back on it..." moments
  9. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    Most of our training was on tarmac.... never did me any harm!
  10. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    yeah but you don't really tackle properly in your version of the game... :wink:
  11. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    Not a lot, although I routinely play through the pain of playing with a mouth ulcer ... OUCH! :p
  12. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    ouch. i feel your pain, happens to me a lot too.

    used to happen loads when i had braces, but its a bit better now i've had them taken off
  13. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    SQUIRM!!!!!!! :wow
  14. Danny_L

    Danny_L Member

    I remember when I played horn and I had to play a solo when I broke my left wrist, I must have looked really funny nestling my horn under my cast!!
  15. Dave1

    Dave1 Member

    Well I can report that not only did Eckyboy turn up for the march, he actually played it as well.
    He ditched the crutches, downed a few pints (purely for pain relief) and marched with the band.
    At one point his line was so far back we couldn't hear them but full marks for dedication.
    A trooper indeed 8)
  16. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    That's an impressive level of commitment! Someone buy that man a drink!
  17. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Thanks Lynchie for the idea to the rest of the band--wouldnt feel right to watch the rest of the band play and me supping away,Dave(our MD) was playing solo cornet and needed all the help he could get :lol:
  18. Dave1

    Dave1 Member

    Your Damn right I did. Tries having a pint when I got home and my top lip was still numb. Had to settle for a straw in the end. Well done Alec, Dunfermline next Saturday !!!!!
  19. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    AH--that wonderful thing called practice Dave,works wonders :wink:
  20. bruceg

    bruceg Active Member

    Alec Wilson - trooper extraordinaire!!!

    Really didn't believe my eyes when I saw him get his cornet out and line up with the rest of us. The power of pain killers and beer... a must for every brass band first aid kit :)

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