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BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by jamison162 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:28 pm

I've got a show coming up in 2 weeks...my biggest gig to-date. Highschool football stadium, center field, 20' x 20' stage, laser light show, fireworks, pro sound company & lighting to the tune of 25,000 watts. Expecting a crowd of 5,000+. We are trying to get a videographer.

What's the biggest gig/venue you've ever played? Pics?
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by misterfolkertsma » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:30 pm

...my first gig is probably going to be the biggest for a while (medium-large sized festival). :oops:

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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by the dirty tricks » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:17 pm

My band The Dirty Tricks, recently headlined the second stage of a festival, the crowd sized varied throughout the gig, it wasnt helped that Frank Turner went on the main stage 20 mins into our set but we still kept a good crowd! The stage sound was amazing too, as was the front of house.....from what we were told!

Sounds like a great show that you have got coming up!

Good Luck!

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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by baytamusic » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:24 pm

300 maybe. Played a lot of 100-200 throughout the years. 5000 would be nuts.

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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by brianr0131 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:37 pm

Seacrets Ocean City MD maybe 2500 people or so. Actually not sure how many people. Funny thing is we played with the Baha Men (Who let the Dogs out) :lol:
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by Captain Wedge » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:04 am

500. Of course most of them were middle schoolers(I'm just out of middle school) who knew nothing about guitar. I played pretty much every week for 2 school years.
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by Aslan » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:04 am

Probably it was for ~2500 people at a outdoor festival, it was fun but you really have to have your sound together or else you can't hear each other. I actually like to play in pubs with a crowd of 50-70 folks, seems like I connect better.
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by bfitz » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:06 am

Around 800 people at a bike rally we played during the summer in a big tent thing it was cool.

have a gig for the dolan's warehouse end of summer party on saturday and im sh*ttin it cos im standing in for someone and these boys play some complex music practiced for 4 hours last night and have a 4/5 hour session tonight :shock:

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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by Tango » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:40 am

Our is coming up in a couple of weeks...gulp

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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by myboss57 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:24 am

Maybe a couple hundred people down in St. Augustine one night, and Jacksonville, Florida the next night. We opened for our friends in 12 Hour Turn, they were doing reunion pre-Fest 2010 shows and we came down to play. It was us and a few other local friends' bands, and Army of Ponch. Lots of fun! Plus, the Sinclair (Jacksonville) was really cool and had a loft behind the stage for the bands to hang out, it was fun sitting up there for a bit.
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by iblastoff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:11 pm

my old band played macrock several years ago. i believe attendance that year was around 8000? lots of bands i love have played macrock (converge, mastodon, fugazi, q and not u, so many more)
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by Borderline Productions » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:32 pm

200-300. No pics, but recording is on my purevolume page.
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by alexauxier » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:06 pm

I was in marching band. We played BOA nationals in Indy at their dome. There were 12,000 people there.

I know this doesn't count. I just wanted to feel included.
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by savage8190 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:56 pm

Do animals count? :lol:
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Re: BIGGEST Gig Ever????

Post by Jondog » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:09 pm

Played to my dog tonight! She was barely interested....more annoyed.....she stuck her head under a pillow. :(
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