It's friday night

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  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    You have to drive 100 miles or more to a gig and only will probably have a half an hour to wind down before the gig.

    What do you all do to unwind before starting to play?

    Any preventative medicine?

    Robin
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Flaedle Suppe!! Usually in Germany there is an inn close at hand to the gig, and something warm in the tummy brings out the serotonin.

    In this part of America, a half hour warm up usually has to do, and if the gig involves a choir, chat up the cutest alto. Sopranos are almost always happily married, and they are sopranos. Substitute bananas for the Flaedle Suppe.
     
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  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Do cute altos like bananas better?
     
  4. nordlandstrompet

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    Ah HaAaH!

    A new myth thread is on the way!

    Do cute altos like bananas better?
     
  5. sass

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    I find it is best for me to walk for twenty minutes to half a hour before a gig. I try if I can to at least walk from where I staying to the gig. I feel much more grounded and energized arriving on foot.

    Scott Sassaman
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    Not better than they like Vulgani! :cool:
     
  7. Bloomin Untidy Musician

    Bloomin Untidy Musician Piano User

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    Copious amounts of fine German Beer!
     
  8. flugelgirl

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    Today I had to drive 400-some miles to get to the gig I have to play tomorrow - a Navy funeral. I always try to bring a book, a crochet project, and workout clothes - a good workout always helps me unwind. Tonight I'll practice a bit with the silent brass, and tomorrow I'll have a good warmup. After that, it's just the stress of the ride back!
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    As long as I'm not running late or having any other difficulties on the drive, I don't have to wind down before playing. In fact, many times I will listen to music on the way to get me into the proper mindset for the gig. My problem is winding down at home after the gig and the return 100 mile trip. Sometimes it takes me until the wee hours of the morning to have any luck going to sleep.
     
  10. Clarence

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    i pull out my psp and play some teken!
     

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