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2013-01-30 06:46:29 AM  
Your mom's house?
 
2013-01-30 07:08:29 AM  
To another hotel we can burn?
 
2013-01-30 07:12:27 AM  
www.leetergesen.com

Training
 
2013-01-30 07:14:23 AM  
oh to live out a 15 yr olds dream. except when they find out its miserable work for low pay.
 
2013-01-30 07:22:24 AM  
You know, for a crummy late 90s group who's songs I've thankfully forgotten, 311 sure gets mentioned a whole bunch in the article. I mean, I get that there is a link between the band and the principals of the story, but geez. They're...311.

/yeah, yeah, my favorite band sucks. I know.
 
2013-01-30 07:24:46 AM  
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They date fat chicks and kill bugs
 
2013-01-30 07:26:53 AM  

VonEvilstein: To another hotel we can burn?


Another backstage pass for you.
 
2013-01-30 07:34:43 AM  
I though they became Carnys?
 
2013-01-30 07:35:17 AM  
Then a beautiful girl come to me
She say, "Hey can I sucka your dick?"
I say, "Yays, I am in love"
Then she quickly say, "I sucked your dick
Now give me that backstage pass
I do not want you roadie, I want KG's chode"
 
2013-01-30 07:36:55 AM  

Where do roadies go when they aren't on the road?


They become homies.
 
2013-01-30 07:37:54 AM  
Weird. One of my oldest friends is a roadie and he just posted that the company he works for, Epic, went belly up unexpectedly.
 
2013-01-30 07:56:38 AM  
I wonder if he minds if the band plays one more song...
 
2013-01-30 08:03:42 AM  

Cubs300: You know, for a crummy late 90s group who's songs I've thankfully forgotten, 311 sure gets mentioned a whole bunch in the article. I mean, I get that there is a link between the band and the principals of the story, but geez. They're...311.

/yeah, yeah, my favorite band sucks. I know.




Your favorite band is 311?
 
2013-01-30 08:06:58 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: I wonder if he minds if the band plays one more song...


Those guys are the champs
 
2013-01-30 08:08:50 AM  
The guitar tech goes back to teaching kids cover songs and the drummer goes back to delivering pizzas.
 
2013-01-30 08:16:02 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Where do roadies go when they aren't on the road?
They become homies.


Brilliant!

And Omaha makes road life attractive.

/ great place to be from.
 
2013-01-30 08:17:54 AM  
to the fanny pack store?
 
2013-01-30 08:22:01 AM  
I met a roadie for the Flaming Lips once. He was an interesting character.
 
2013-01-30 08:29:41 AM  

Cubs300: You know, for a crummy late 90s group who's songs I've thankfully forgotten, 311 sure gets mentioned a whole bunch in the article. I mean, I get that there is a link between the band and the principals of the story, but geez. They're...311.

/yeah, yeah, my favorite band sucks. I know.


311 are from Omaha.
 
2013-01-30 08:38:41 AM  

Waxing_Chewbacca: Mr. Shabooboo: I wonder if he minds if the band plays one more song...

Those guys are the champs


Just make sure you got it all set to go before you come for my piano
 
2013-01-30 09:02:00 AM  
My brother was a roadie for years and years back in the 90's thru about 2005.  He lived in Seattle.  They group of guys he worked with tended to get a tour work 2 months to a couple of years.  When they got home the would do nothing as long as they had money, when that ran out they got another job.

Now he lives in Vegas and works the stage for a large Cirque show.
 
2013-01-30 09:02:26 AM  
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2013-01-30 09:11:11 AM  
Of course, there's no mention how roadies screen the groupies for the acts...or what the screening process is.
 
2013-01-30 09:29:00 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: They become homies.


Beat me to it. :)
 
2013-01-30 09:30:29 AM  
 
2013-01-30 09:38:23 AM  
 
2013-01-30 09:54:22 AM  
I have always enjoyed seeing the Bowery Ballroom's in-house roadie.
 
2013-01-30 10:15:37 AM  
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I'd like you to know that roadies do more than just haul beer around.
 
2013-01-30 10:50:36 AM  
They also use a lot of local people. You don't need to travel with someone just to run microphone wires and move speakers. That's what I used to do, for small bands at local venues.

And also, your sound guy doesn't know how to EQ my room. He doesn't know my equipment or people. If you start clipping or overloading the channels, we're gonna have problems.

/There definitely isn't any glory. I've slept under a stage while the band was playing.
 
2013-01-30 11:17:24 AM  
Roadie's lives, and stories about their lives, are excruciatingly boring.
 
2013-01-30 01:09:05 PM  
Back in the fridge, of course..
 
2013-01-30 05:47:25 PM  
Simple, they become "Couchies".
 
2013-01-30 06:13:34 PM  

Already Disturbed: I have always enjoyed seeing the Bowery Ballroom's in-house roadie.


That job is called "house tech" or stage crew.

/spent a couple years as sound/lights/house tech and handyman.
 
2013-01-30 06:32:44 PM  
Nice try, but I'm not letting you into the Ravenclaw dormitory.
 
2013-01-30 09:15:24 PM  
Those guys work incredibly hard.  That is not nearly as romantic a job as it seems.  You don't hang with the band.  You live in a bus, and not a sweet million dollar bus like the band has.  Stayover?  Sure, the band is at the Four Seasons, you and your boys are sharing a room at the Motel 6.  Get on the bus about 1 am, try and sleep for 4 or 5 hours and get up to do it again.

I can only imagine the only peace in their work lives is if there are 2 nights of shows in the same arena.

So, I doubt they are doing blow and banging groupies.  There is a great book on this, and to my knowledge, the only book on it.  Grateful Dead roadie Steve Parrish wrote a great memoir of his 40 years working for the band (and Jerry solo) all the way up until Jerry died.  It is absolutely worth a read, even if you aren't a deadhead.  It is called 'home before daylight'
 
2013-01-30 09:49:06 PM  
  What's the difference between a sound man and a commode?   A commode only has to deal with one asshole at a time..
 
2013-01-30 10:00:59 PM  

Mangoose: Cubs300: You know, for a crummy late 90s group who's songs I've thankfully forgotten, 311 sure gets mentioned a whole bunch in the article. I mean, I get that there is a link between the band and the principals of the story, but geez. They're...311.

/yeah, yeah, my favorite band sucks. I know.



Your favorite band is 311?


That's truly alarming. Hate to be that guy, but 311 is music for people who don't like music.
 
2013-01-30 10:01:29 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Already Disturbed: I have always enjoyed seeing the Bowery Ballroom's in-house roadie.

That job is called "house tech" or stage crew.

/spent a couple years as sound/lights/house tech and handyman.



 

The Baron: Those guys work incredibly hard.  That is not nearly as romantic a job as it seems.  You don't hang with the band.  You live in a bus, and not a sweet million dollar bus like the band has.  Stayover?  Sure, the band is at the Four Seasons, you and your boys are sharing a room at the Motel 6.  Get on the bus about 1 am, try and sleep for 4 or 5 hours and get up to do it again.

I can only imagine the only peace in their work lives is if there are 2 nights of shows in the same arena.

So, I doubt they are doing blow and banging groupies.  There is a great book on this, and to my knowledge, the only book on it.  Grateful Dead roadie Steve Parrish wrote a great memoir of his 40 years working for the band (and Jerry solo) all the way up until Jerry died.  It is absolutely worth a read, even if you aren't a deadhead.  It is called 'home before daylight'


  Are guitar/drum/keyboard techs lumped in with the roadies??   Do they handle gear also during loading and unloading??   Or are they higher up the food chain??
 
2013-01-31 12:05:16 AM  

The Baron: Those guys work incredibly hard.  That is not nearly as romantic a job as it seems.  You don't hang with the band.  You live in a bus, and not a sweet million dollar bus like the band has.  Stayover?  Sure, the band is at the Four Seasons, you and your boys are sharing a room at the Motel 6.  Get on the bus about 1 am, try and sleep for 4 or 5 hours and get up to do it again.

I can only imagine the only peace in their work lives is if there are 2 nights of shows in the same arena.

So, I doubt they are doing blow and banging groupies.  There is a great book on this, and to my knowledge, the only book on it.  Grateful Dead roadie Steve Parrish wrote a great memoir of his 40 years working for the band (and Jerry solo) all the way up until Jerry died.  It is absolutely worth a read, even if you aren't a deadhead.  It is called 'home before daylight'


You started a book war.

Link

/is there any way to default to the old buttons? The new ones suck
 
2013-01-31 10:40:48 AM  
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The basement of Titan Tours, duh!
 
2013-01-31 12:25:31 PM  

Pesky_Humans: Your favorite band is 311?

That's truly alarming. Hate to be that guy, but 311 is music for people who don't like music.


Yeah, I don't get it either.  They'll always be "that crappy local band that played at Arthur's on Dodge St" to me, but I have some friends who are crazy about them. I guess they have a huge cult following - they book an entire cruise ship every year.
 
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