New Gig Booked

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  1. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    So, apparently, Angela has managed to get us invited to play in Love Park (newly renovated) in Center City Philadelphia, on December 22nd when they do the Christmas Village event! Now, here is the thing. They are giving us an hour long set. I haven't played outdoors, in the cold for any length of time before. And it will be COLD.....it is Pennsylvania in late December.

    Some of you touring veterans have to have some tips and pointers to keep the fingers from freezing off. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Kiss has an idea...

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  3. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Brandy and/or schnapps wouldn’t hurt.
     
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  4. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    There may be some "slight" budgetary constraints when it comes to all of this......lol
     
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  5. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Oh, you had best believe there will be some Scotch involved. :D
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    If Van Halen can demand brown M&Ms, surely you can rate a couple of propane heaters.
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Philadelphia isn’t guaranteed to be especially cold on any given day in December, though it won’t be T shirt weather.
    Wear a few thin layers up top so you can peal them off. If it is really cold, wear gloves until it is time to play, and a toque - you can keep that on during the set.
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Canucks go to the beach when it’s 20F. :p
     
  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    No advice here since I barely play indoors, let alone outdoors. Congrats on the gig, though!
     
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  10. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Slip it into the rider, about page 3. If they question it, offer to give up your request for bottled water (even-numbered bar codes only). That way you'll seem reasonable.
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    The only time Canadians are even slightly impolite is when they roll their eyes if they hear someone else complaining about the cold.
     
  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    My only advice is to turn down gigs in the winter.

    Since I’m 100% a part-timer now, I tell my band I refuse to drag my gear through snow.
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Aye you better believe it!

    A disposable hand warmer in your left jacket pocket, if it’s really cold!
     
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  14. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    You know what, I almost feel like an idiot for not thinking about that.
     
  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Maybe a spare in the other jacket pocket
     
  16. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    Drop d tuning, single finger power chords!

    Maybe fingerless gloves are a better option though...
     
  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Whenever I'm out in the cold, I like to make sure my hands are nice and warm...
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    Oh wait...
     
  18. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    This is how my fingers feel while fumbling around the fret board already.
     
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  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'm not alone after all!!!:D
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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