Nastiest Place you’ve played?

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  1. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Was that an outlet of the Canadian-themed sports bar? They had one of those near here, but it wasn't nearly that bad.
     
  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The 12 inch versions?!:eek:
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    The Anchor bar in Southside Muncie had chicken wire to protect the band. Too many girl fights (I sh*t you not).






    Edit: I shoulda read this thread before posting. It sounds like chicken wire is the norm.
     
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  4. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    The Smell in Los Angeles. Homeless guy staring at me and rubbing his junk in the alley just down from the entrance. Inch of urine on the floor of the single unisex bathroom. Also I'm pretty sure I stopped a dude just about to steal our stuff backstage.

    Cool venue otherwise, played some really great shows there.
     
  5. pjdude

    pjdude New Member

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    From 1992 until 1999, I played with a band called Dan's Night Out. Very experienced players, so we never rehearsed. Our main gig was a place in Philly called The Dolphin. It was a strip joint (pasties & G-strings). Nastiest room I've ever played, but we had a blast! Thank God the girls looked sweet and were friendly!
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    You should have called yourselves -

    “Patsy and the G strings”:eek:
     
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  7. GuitarDrummer

    GuitarDrummer Always learning more...

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    The good ol' FM Station. Played there a handful of times, and saw some cool acts there performing under fake names [Oingo Boingo, Prince, Megadeth]. That place had to be a major health hazard.

    I can't help but think back to my first actual band gig in college, around Halloween 1984 [October 20th]. We played at a house in the basement. This basement had cracks in the walls, as well as a few holes, with mushrooms growing out of them. The floor had a light sheen of water all over it, sometimes getting close to 1/4" in depth. Amps were set on rickety metal TV meal trays. Sparks could be seen when a mouth touched a microphone.

    There was one hole in the wall with a door over it, so I spray painted "Hell is past this door." Whatever was growing in that hole stunk. Our guitarist [I played bass] spray-painted the band's name on the wall. It was wall-to-wall sludgy filth.

    Here are a few photos [gallery].

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  8. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    The Ritz (aka The Shitz), Warren, MI. The roof constantly leaks (mostly over where the drummer sits hahaha), the sound is pure crap, the stage has beer soaked carpet that smells worse than a sewer, the toilets constantly backup, the food gives you explosive diarrhea, there is hardly any parking for anyone (bands or patrons) and worst of all, the beer is overpriced. For all traveling bands looking for a venue to play in the Metro Detroit area, avoid this place like an African disease.
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    .... so you recommend anything in particular from the menu?
     
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  10. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    Not me but my nephews had a band and they literally played in a (should a been) condemned building. Holes in the roof and some things I'd rather not mention. However the bar was operating and we had a blast
     
  11. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    The cheese sticks are pretty much the only thing you can eat without spackling the bowl but everything else, beware.
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Sweet! That’s what I usually order anyway.
     
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  13. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    What a great band name.
     
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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Nominated for post of 2017.
     
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