Most Unusual Request

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  1. flugelgirl

    flugelgirl Forte User

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    For several years in a row I played an organization's celebration party when they made their fundraising goal. They paid me $75, I could walk there from my apartment, and it took an hour of my time. The gig was to play 5-10 mins of fight songs while they played along on kazoos! :D
     
  2. Dale Proctor

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    I was asked to play taps for a building that was about to be demolished. I declined...
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Hail to the Chief at a funeral. Dude committed suicide.
     
  4. Kujo20

    Kujo20 Forte User

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    What!?!? I wouldn't mind hearing that story!
     
  5. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Naaayyyyy!
     
  6. kadleck

    kadleck Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    Transvestite fashion show.
     
  7. phittle

    phittle Pianissimo User

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    A vacuum cleaner convention……1,800 vacuum cleaner salesmen from all over the U.S./Canada/Mexico…being pumped up by a pitch man….the band played between pitches. Have to say it really sucked…..but the pay was extraordinary!
     
  8. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    When I was in High School, a friend and I were asked to play behind the curtain, background Christmas for the kid's Christmas program at church. Well, the friend got the giggles, really bad. The problem was he was playing the melody, me the harmony. I never could guess when he might snap out of it, or in the end, that he would not recover, so I faithfully stuck to the harmony. It was awful at the time, but now it's one of the funniest things I ever did.

    My high school band also played for Richard Nixon's inauguration parade, first one. We got mixed up with the signals as to what number we should play as we passed his spot, so front half of the band played one song and the back half was playing another......he sent us a glowing thank you note........sure he wrote it.....
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    Hey WILBUR ROFL ROFL ROFL. - hey Ed Lee, calling MR ED ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  10. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    What vacuum cleaner convention wouldn't be full of sucking anyway?
     

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