Paul's Guitar in Action!!

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  1. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    In November my band, Demented Truth, had our first appearance at the annual Deland Original Music & Art Festival. It was a cool day, overall - especially since we had been nominated for some awards - "song of the year" and I was personally nominated for "musician of the year". I got a bit of a chuckle out of my personal nomination - I am a good rock guitarist, but certainly not "musician of the year" caliber, lol - though it was fun.

    The gig itself was a bit weird. The concept is awesome - the organization gathers bands from all over FL and the SE United States. They set up 28 stages around downtown DeLand, FL and have live music and art displays from 1 pm until midnight. This year there were 150 bands playing in various indoor and outdoor locations throughout the city. ALL original music, too - which is always cool!!

    Here's the "weird/funny" part. While there are several "big" stages, we - being a new act - got placed on a little "stage" in a large alley between two office complexes. I put stage in quotes, because this "stage" was PLYWOOD ON CINDER BLOCKS, lol!!!!! The AWESOME part? We were next to the Food Court and main Beer Garden - automatic traffic!!!!!

    Upon arrival and laughing/groaning about the stage, we looked at the positives and decided to have a GREAT attitude. We were taking the stage at 6:20pm, it was 1pm when we arrived...so we walked around and checked things out. It was a lot of fun...we saw some cool bands, ate some good food, drank some neat craft beers....

    Here's a composite video of the highlights of our set. PA support was weak, the stage was wonky....BUT we had one of the biggest consistent crowds of the day - average between 30 and 50 people at any given moment. The Food Court angle WAS a good one, lol. My Paul's Guitar performed admirably (as usual)!!! I had quite a few people asking me about it when we finished - most musicians I came into contact with had never actually SEEN one (or a "good" PRS is person, for that matter)!!!

    Hope you enjoy!!!

     
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  2. bodia

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

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    The local OSHA office woulda flipped at that stage! Sounds great!
     
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  3. markd21

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, yeah - it's one of the worst "stages" I have ever been on. I have done gigs with no stage, but NEVER on plywood/cinder blocks. We had a ferocious laugh about it!!!

    Thanks, man!!!!
     
  4. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Helix Rack, babyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! Nice axe!
     
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