BluesBass wrote:- Practice carrying your bass, pedal board, amp and cab into and out of the gig all at once, because no other bugger in the band is gonna help you.
- Practice setting up and tearing the PA down by yourself, for same reason as above.
- Practice your visual clues (with drummer) to cues in your tunes, because you’ll be so drowned out by the guitarist(s) that you won’t be able to hear the drummer.
- Practice playing one handed for the time the guitarist(s) breaks a string and has left (or lost) his pliers behind and you need to fish yours out of your gig bag - stat.
- Practice tagging the intro section (and to a lesser extent – the outro) of tunes, because the lead singer will forget where to come in.
- Know your keys for that time the guitarist(s) or signer starts the tune in a different key to how you have practiced and played it 1000 times before.
- Practice searching a dark stage for minuscule bits of equipment such as capo’s, plectra etc… for time when your all packed up and the guitarist(s) says he/they have lost their favourite pick or only capo.
Then do what Foal says, and rock it baby \m/ !!
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