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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.
 

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!
 

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:
BMB
 

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
 

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:
 

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
 

akwarose

Active Member
JessopSmythe said:
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.
OH YUK!!!!! that is possibly the grossest thing i have ever heard.
ever!!!!!!!
 

Fishsta

Active Member
JessopSmythe said:
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
Most of our training was on tarmac.... never did me any harm!
 

lynchie

Active Member
Fishsta said:
JessopSmythe said:
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
Most of our training was on tarmac.... never did me any harm!
yeah but you don't really tackle properly in your version of the game... :wink:
 

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
 

Rambo Chick

Member
JessopSmythe said:
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
SQUIRM!!!!!!! :wow
 

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!!
 

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)
 

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:
 

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 !!!!!
 

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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