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Re: getting past the disapointing gig
8/9/2012 10:59 PM
Chris Pinto (24464) wrote:
OK, here's one for ya'
Back in 86/87 I had just bought a new Kramer (still have it) hehe....Well, I decided to play the upcoming weekend gig with my brand spankin' new Kramer!
Well, I thought it would be cool to toss my guitar around my neck (I had a wireless system) I figured "What the hell! This will ROCK"! After all, I've done it many times before (on stage), and never a problem!!!
Well, 4 songs into the gig, I was rockin', having a great night, I was "IN THE ZONE!"....just rocked the solo for "You got another thing Coming" by Judas Priest...and I decided to "GO FOR IT"...Well, I gave ol' "Betsy" a push with my right hand, and one brand new Kramer ($900), went for a neck spin! All was great! But, I failed to realize just how low the stage lights were....(Never played at this club before)
Well, one brand new Kramer axe went a'spinnin'!
Headstock landed right into the overhead lights, and knocked 2 of them down, put a huge chip in the back of the guitar, and one of the lights hit me in the back of my neck leaving a huge bruise, and a bloody back!
I felt so humiliated! BUT, upon seeing blood on my clothes, the crowd went nuts! Everyone wants to see blood in a heavy metal crowd!
Moral of the story:
Do NOT attempt a "Guitar Spin" without examining the stage first!