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how'd the gig go then?

first time i played out was supporting one of my favourite artists (someone else), and i had my laptop crash 2/3's of the way through my set.

the drinks card made up for the embarressment

abstract electronica and drone. lights off, cans on, freak out...
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so, had a fucking awesome night, but didnt end up playing, i cant fucking believe it.
on the way to the gig, half cut, manage to drop and step on my headphones, but thats all good, ill organise to burrow a pair once i get there.

so we get to the party, its off the fucking chain, people everywhere, me and the boys start getting really rowdy. more people we know are there than we expected. shae puts some acid on my tongue, steals my flower, and without realising obliterates all chances of me getting behind the decks.

woop woop, best night in awhile, shitty about not playing, but there's always next time.

thanks again for all the advice guys, it helped, but things just went a little loco.
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After all our encouragement you go and drop. Sounds to me like you pussied out
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^^ i must agree. that kind of shit is going to come around and bite you in the ass next time you ask for a gig.
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so we get to the party, its off the fucking chain, people everywhere, me and the boys start getting really rowdy. more people we know are there than we expected. shae puts some acid on my tongue, steals my flower, and without realising obliterates all chances of me getting behind the decks.
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what an anti-climax.
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chickened out my arse!
i didnt ask for a gig, as i said it was open decks, anyone is welcome to go up and play.
it wont bite me in the arse!
i've never been able to get acid, i couldnt pass up the chance!
all the advice did help guys, i totally wouldnt of even taken my records without you
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you should push how serious and professional you are next time....................

You are going to be up against dozens of people who actually are.
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i dunno, the dj's i saw were pretty dodgey, didnt hang around for too long tho. scratched cd after scratched cd, really got fucking annoying. i got a festival lined up in december already, so that sould be a blast.

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Well good luck with your next first gig then.
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Well good luck with your next first gig then.




So to summarise this thread.... there is no point in being helpful on ITM
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Hey guys, thought id just give some feedback for anybody else scouring the forums looking for some advice for their first gig out..

Sunday just gone, I played out at the Cott hotel which was pretty much my 2nd time ever playing in a club/bar. And to tell the truth I think i was more nervous than the first time..

But some tips that I would give that helped me:
1. Have a couple (2-3) beers/drinks, but thats it - enough to loosen up, but for your first few times you want to be alert, and responsive. Any more than this, and you may well lose your concentration for a second and hit eject on the wrong cd player or something like that.
2. No drugs - you will fuck up.
3. Try to have at least the first 2-3 tunes already chosen - that way you can minimize the pressure you're ultimately placing on yourself.
4. Bring as many friends as you can - their support will ease the tension.
5. Breathe (I know this sounds silly, but deep inhaling/exhaling helps you relax)
6. Concentrate. (obviously)
7. And yeah like everyone else has mentioned already, most punters wont hear if you trainwreck a mix, so dont worry too much if you do.

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also bring not scratched cds.. you could add chicken out not allowed out to it too. save it for the festival.
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It sounds to me like you punked out and are using the acid as an excuse.

As chopper would say, "You are a fucking deadshit".
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fuck chopper! and fuck you!

bunch of stupid fucking hippies.
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i've never been able to get acid, i couldnt pass up the chance!
all the advice did help guys, i totally wouldnt of even taken my records without you


Why didn't you play then dump?!?!

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man was looking forward to hearing the outcome but talk about getting blind sided!
i reckon playing a a good set for someone just starting out greatly over weighs trying out acid. poor
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bunch of stupid fucking hippies.

says the guy doing acid.
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what an anti-climax.

here here. You could have still played.

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^ I'd definatly agree, and didnt realise how munted i would be, i still planned to play, but yeah just wasn't going to happen.
dont get me wrong guys im fucking pissed i didn't play and was bitching about it all morning, i reckon i would of played if my mates had of hung around, they wanted to leave tho. stupid decision, and no way i could of played without them there.

guess ill just have to wait till next time.
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Popped back in randomly today, and I must say that I'm impressed by the general manners and helpfulness of everyone.


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i've never been able to get acid, i couldnt pass up the chance!


drugs are bad mmmmk

they make you flake out and not play sets that could be a barrel of laughs ... you had a party full of people who's minds were putty ... i would've taken such an opportunity to play some rather fuctup tunes
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dump?

it's when you have just finished a DJ set and the excitement and adrenaline make you head straight for the toilet. don't worry, it's natural.. happens all the time.

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oh well, me breaking my phones pushed my to finally order my HD25's
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we no longer share your enthusiasm, quitter.
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so not a quitter!

your just a flake!
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you suck. plain and simple, sucky mcsuck suck to the power of suck.
i know so many people that would jump at that occasion and you went and dumped a tab?
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mixing on acid is easy. negative kudos awarded.
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Yeah you pussied the fuck out you bitch. I would have mixed on acid. Seriously.
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i shat myself on the 1st set i played,

i got on the floor, put the headphones on, looked at my equipment, done the sign of the cross and ended up playing a really good extended set (1 hr more due to the guy running late)..

was i scared - yes
and i did it sober, i was happy and i loved every house pumping moment of it

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nahah you all suck for not appreciating how much of an awesome 2 days i had. i had no choice in this matter, i could not deny myself the LSD power.

even if it was a case of pussying out, its probably because all you fucks are full of shit advice

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hope i didn't waste too much of your time, ill make sure i start a post for my next gig just for the flame value.
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What a cat....

50 posts of advice and support and you didn't have the balls on the night

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i had the balls, man, i had no fucking idea what was going on, it wasnt a cat act.
dropping acid was a silly act for sure!
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lol i dropped acid before playing a 4 hr set at the Retreat one time, had been drinking hard all day as well

got about an hour into the set and it just hit me like a tonne of bricks, called up my mate cuzn matt who had been playing a smaller set elsewhere and said 'dude you have to come help me finnish this'

about half an hour later he arrived and i started to relax a bit more, played a few more tracks then sat down and enjoyed the trip

the moral of the storey is mixing on acid is possible however in a club situation probably not advisable
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... in all honesty mate your a d*ck for not playing in the end. I mean come on, how long have you wanted to have a gig for? How many other people out there want gigs? So you bust your balls learning to mix in the hope to eventually get a gig and when you finally do you shit yourself and ask for advice on how to make it go smoothly, everyone on here wastes their time and actually gives you really helpful and accurate advice, you rock up to the gig in all your 'look at me im the DJ' attitude then don't even pull through.
So many people want gigs and you have quite literally laughed in their faces. It really seems like a big joke to you...
So let me get this right, even though you REALLY wanted to play you decided it would be cooler to take acid instead - something you can potentially take anytime, anywhere, as apposed to hmm, i dont know, having a gig? And then you come on here laughing about it?!
I think you need to get your priorities right if your even half serious about playing music to other people. Seriously, wake up.
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i think you need to remember, as i said, i had just fucked my headphones, it was an open decks night, i had no obligation to play. all these people wanting gigs could have rocked up and they did. instead of me taking a spot that might be valuable to some one else, play a shit set while off tap i decided to not play at all and wait for next month.

i didnt rock up with and im the fucking dj mentality, there were about 15 other dj's there, if anything i was shy and felt out of place. so before you got making stupid fucking assumptions about what the gig was like, and why i didnt play.

i didn't want to ask some one for headphones as i figured i would look unprofessional and not knowing any of the other dj's there made this pretty fucking intimidating.

i laughed in no ones face, playing a set while pissed off, without headphones tripping on acid would have been laughing in their faces. deciding to bail completely and give some one else there chance to play in my opinion is the right thing to do.
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I kept an eye on this thread hoping you'd go well.

Instead you get carried away and go and fuck things up just for a little high. WELL LISTEN HERE NINNY-NANNY. The natural high you would have got from playing your first set would have far outweighed any chemically induced fun. You've let yourself and the ITM community as a whole down with this shit. Hang your head in shame. SHAME.
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also bring not scratched cds.. you could add chicken out not allowed out to it too. save it for the festival.

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if anything i was shy and felt out of place. so before you got making stupid fucking assumptions about what the gig was like, and why i didnt play.

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i didn't want to ask some one for headphones as i figured i would look unprofessional and not knowing any of the other dj's there made this pretty fucking intimidating.

also = scared

Mate you could have not come across more unprofessional even if you tried and luckily for you you didn't.. It's your responsibility to make sure you have what you need and that it works before you play.. That's part of it and no one is exempt from this no matter how good the acid is.. If someone I booked was like that I would just never deal with them again. If you sit back and weigh it up... even doing a bad set would have been something to learn from but you did sweet fuck all cause your balls are tucked up in your giny.. Luckily you have a festival lined up towards the end of the year without even doing a first gig yet..
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fine, ill hang my head in shame!
but i still think i didnt have much of a choice, no headphones, all my mates tripping and wanting to leave. blergh fuck it, it happened, defiantly wont happen again, i was way too pissed off the next day. my confidence failed me and my curiosity overwhelmed my desire to hang around and play.

let the whole ITM community down? thats a big call but ill cop it on the chin, anything for a fellow arse bleeder.
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im definitely not arguing against my balls being stuck up in my giney, i wouldn't of started this thread otherwise.

but marshy, i was never booked, if i were booked it would have been a whole different story. i wouldn't have the balls to let a promoter down like that.
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I kept an eye on this thread hoping you'd go well.

Instead you get carried away and go and fuck things up just for a little high. WELL LISTEN HERE NINNY-NANNY. The natural high you would have got from playing your first set would have far outweighed any chemically induced fun. You've let yourself and the ITM community as a whole down with this shit. Hang your head in shame. SHAME.

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