Any place where people go for a good time, especially with alcohol, is going to be noisy. They don't go out to hear musicians play while they sit quietly, they're there to have a good time, and they will. The band is just part of the background, and having a good time. Might as well accept that, it won't change. I've played in 'clubs' in Oklahoma where there was chicken wire around the bandstand, to protect the band from thrown beer bottles and other hard objects. When a fight breaks out, you just keep on playing. The only real danger is when someone goes out to their pickup truck and brings back a gun. Chicken wire won't stop bullets. I don't keep on playing when guns are present, I get on the floor or behind something substantial. Fortunately, I haven't done that sort of thing in a very long time.
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Thread: 'Lively' Acoustic Archtop
12-08-2018, 10:36 PM #31
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12-09-2018, 12:14 AM #33
Sometimes movies actually show real things. Not often, but sometimes.
12-09-2018, 04:50 AM #34
12-09-2018, 11:15 AM #35
Being almost 20 years of age, and having grown up in the country, never been to a city (I'd briefly visited Amarillo, TX a few times, but I wouldn't call it a city) I was easily amazed, but that part seemed sort of ordinary. The human interactions were interesting, though. I couldn't dance, but watching the patrons was educational. FWIW, this was back in the 60s, long ago and far away.
12-09-2018, 11:50 AM #36
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12-09-2018, 03:19 PM #37
chicken wire won’t stop thrown quarters
Got my ‘57 Les gold top nicked by those suckers thrown at us while playing at a North Sacramento Roller skating rink in 1958..
We weren’t really that bad, it was just all the noise from those durn skates!
12-09-2018, 05:05 PM #38
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Thanks guys for all your knowledge of strings--and guitars. Much appreciated.
12-09-2018, 06:33 PM #39chicken wire won’t stop thrown quarters
Did you play both kinds of music?