Most Unusual Request

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  1. xjb0906

    xjb0906 Piano User

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    I have played churches, dances, concerts, parties, civic events, sporting events,sat in with school music programs, and Taps at funerals. A couple of weeks ago I was a little surprised when I got a request to play a Christmas themed tea party for a little girl. It seems that scheduling conflicts have put the party on hold this year, but I am "booked" for said party next year. For some reason adding child's tea party to my resume strikes my funny bone a little. I'll do it and do my best because you never know what even the smallest job can lead to or mean to someone. I also give props to the family that is willing to hire a musician to make a little girl's tea party a special event.

    What is the most unusual gig that you have been asked to play?
     
  2. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    At a "Get to know music" event at a kindergarten. They were very happy about it and failed to pay...
     
  3. Sethoflagos

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    As a herald in a school play tootling a little fanfare every so often. Stood left front of stage for the entire thing wearing a short green tunic and a pair of yellow tights. Not a pretty sight!
     
  4. Juarez-MA

    Juarez-MA Pianissimo User

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    Seth. Wins.
     
  5. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Playing a swingers party. There are some wild ranges of moral values in these United States. We did see many couples "United" that evening.
     
  6. xjb0906

    xjb0906 Piano User

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    Wow! The bar has been raised! I'll stick to tea parties.
     
  7. Conntribution

    Conntribution Fortissimo User

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    Well Doc, you may have me beat. 35 odd years ago I was asked to get a combo together for a club that, shall we say, provided graphically sapphic ecdysiastical entertainment for it's patrons.
    We were never paid either. To add insult to injury, I couldn't date any if the performers for obvious reasons.:cry:
     
  8. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    And that was just last year
     
  9. Harky

    Harky Pianissimo User

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    What no attached photo? :-(
     
  10. TrentAustin

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    I played a retirement party for a horse. A studding horse.
     

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