Brothers and sister in bands (and other various musical performers)


Brothers and sister in bands (and other various musical performers). Here’s a hypothetical for you. Imagine a scenario where the band before you turned up late, went on late, and played so long that you only had a 12 minute set.
A crazy idea I know, because no one would ever do that in this day and age. But if they did, what would you like to say to them?
Obviously I’d be too polite to ever complain about it, but I wondered what your thoughts were.

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DE Frye

January 31, 2018

If they’re late enough, can you just offer to go on in their place?

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Daren 'Ferret' Salmon

January 31, 2018

Wankers. I bet they were shit too.

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Kev Cregan

January 31, 2018

Shocking..DO THEY KNOW WHO YOU ARE?? I’m too drunk to answer this eloquently, I’ll get back to you in the morning..

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Daren 'Ferret' Salmon

January 31, 2018

Hang on, is this what you did to us last Sunday? I didn’t notice, I was in a Rosie stupor.

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    Roy Delaney

    January 27, 2018

    Erm, no. That was surely some band on after us… Possibly…

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Roy Delaney

January 31, 2018

Erm, no. That was surely some band on after us… Possibly…

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Lewis Gary Morrissey King

February 1, 2018

Find the promoter, demand answers. If they were late, why didn’t they play a shorter set? Why am I suffering for being here on time? Is everyone above us having to reduce their sets? If not, why not? Etc.

In honesty, just reading this hypothetical got my blood boiling!

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    Roy Delaney

    January 27, 2018

    Oh I’m quite sure that the promoter wouldn’t have been to blame in this instance.

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    Robyn Hoode

    January 27, 2018

    No, but surely someone other than said band has some control over things like… how long a late band get to play for?

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Roy Delaney

February 1, 2018

Oh I’m quite sure that the promoter wouldn’t have been to blame in this instance.

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Robyn Hoode

February 2, 2018

No, but surely someone other than said band has some control over things like… how long a late band get to play for?

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Adam Burrows

February 1, 2018

Compliment them on the brilliance of their set and also slash their tyres.

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Sharifah Fadhilah Alshahab

February 1, 2018

Hypothetically, I would add them on Facebook and upon their acceptance, I would write a passive aggressive post describing their actions as a hypothetical scenario.

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    Roy Delaney

    January 27, 2018

    Ooh, that might work. Hypothetically.

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    Sharifah Fadhilah Alshahab

    January 27, 2018

    It’s genius. I don’t know how I come up with these things.

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Roy Delaney

February 1, 2018

Ooh, that might work. Hypothetically.

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Sharifah Fadhilah Alshahab

February 1, 2018

It’s genius. I don’t know how I come up with these things.

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Ellmer Thudd

February 1, 2018

For being late? Well, if they have jobs that restrict their availability, and if they have to travel to and find the venue, and if said venue is in a rats maze that its hard to get near cuz of road works and closures, then I’d not berate them for that…

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    Roy Delaney

    January 27, 2018

    Oh I can totally see that old boy. And it’s nice to hear it put in such an agreeable manner! These things do occur, and quite often can’t be helped.

    (And by the way, cheers for the cymbals and the help setting up. You’ve always been one of the good guys!)…

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    Ellmer Thudd

    January 27, 2018

    We’re all in it together, we have no ego problem through being told of such situations if they are gonna occur.
    No one means to tread on anyone’s toes..

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Roy Delaney

February 1, 2018

Oh I can totally see that old boy. And it’s nice to hear it put in such an agreeable manner! These things do occur, and quite often can’t be helped.

(And by the way, cheers for the cymbals and the help setting up. You’ve always been one of the good guys!)…

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Ellmer Thudd

February 2, 2018

We’re all in it together, we have no ego problem through being told of such situations if they are gonna occur.
No one means to tread on anyone’s toes..

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Ellmer Thudd

February 1, 2018

What exactly is wrong with saying something at the time?
Thereby avoiding any bile..

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Ellmer Thudd

February 1, 2018

And your sarcasm is not hidden by the “hypothetical” reference.

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Mark Cowburn

February 2, 2018

(Hypothetically) Everyone has work and venues are all different. It depends on how many different varieties of venues a band insists on being late at and and if there are bands before you, the rudeness of turning up during their set aswell and having n…

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Ellmer Thudd

February 2, 2018

I don’t know of any bands that “insist” on being late..

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    Mark Cowburn

    January 27, 2018

    Insist isn’t the word if it’s going to be taken literally. I just mean if a band is known for turning up whilst other bands are playing etc. For me half the fun of a gig is playing and half is watching the other bands. I didn’t know you were in Demob by the way. Andy had one of my old band’s tshirts at one point (the commies)

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    Ellmer Thudd

    January 28, 2018

    I think the whole idea that a band turning up late being “rude” is a bit prissy.
    I’ve been playing gigs for 35+ years and I don’t give a rats arse if a band arrives during my performance or even misses it entirely.. Who the fuck cares? I’m too busy performing..plus I have no idea why they’re late..
    Rude…..

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Mark Cowburn

February 2, 2018

Insist isn’t the word if it’s going to be taken literally. I just mean if a band is known for turning up whilst other bands are playing etc. For me half the fun of a gig is playing and half is watching the other bands. I didn’t know you were in Demob by the way. Andy had one of my old band’s tshirts at one point (the commies)


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