Craziest, coolest, or most bizarre place you've ever played a show

Craziest, coolest, or most bizarre place you've ever played a show
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#1

Ya know those musicians that played on the promenade deck of the Titanic as it was sinking? Too bad none of them lived to tell about it. :frowning:

Emil Gilels (the famous pianist) was recorded on video playing a grand piano on the deck of an aircraft carrier…as aircraft was being launched to attack Germany in WW2.

Have any wild bizarre venues you guys wanna share? I’ll start.

I played a wedding in the middle of hurricane Matthew…that kinda sucked.

I played a concert in front of the great pyramids in Giza…it was pretty cool.


#2

I played a gig in Hull during the 80s where some people turned up. Bizarre.


#3

You’re not going to get more bizarre than Hull…


#4

Our band in the early 70’s played at a guy’s funeral. His last wishes were to party down as a celebration of life. Great fun/dancing crowd and we rocked it. I have the same request in my will. ha ha

Sincerely

Paul


#5

Me too, but the seventies. And in Beverley!


#6

I’m trying to think of the most bazaar gig I had. In the meantime, the coolest was opening during a concert of several bigger bands and had several thousand in the crowd. Quite a rush.


#7

We opened for the Kevin Borich Express at Western Michigan University. Played at a very sparsely attended Toga Party at the hockey rink. FF has probably heard of Kevin Borich. It was very weird to see a very empty hockey arena with people milling around in sheets.


#8

Huh! Small world. KBE were an enduring Oz pub band who were at their peak in popularity here as a live act in the mid - late 70s. Radio-wise, they were kind of a one hit wonder with “Gonna See my Baby Tonight”. Kevin’s son Lucious had some success in the 90s and 2000s as one third of modern prog rockers “Cog”.


#9

I got asked to play at a nudist colony in South Carolina. I turned it down. The only thing weirder than an arena with people milling around in sheets might be seeing them milling around without them!


#10

The most bizarre place I have played in was The Dust Hole pub in Salisbury, UK… It was part of the annual music festival. Bands were simply raffled out to local pubs and paid from a festival budget. It was that small we had to play 2 x 2… Bass and Drums at the rear and Guitars + Vox at the front…

What makes it more amusing is that there was no room for the PA, so the barman did it all for us from the main bar!


#11

You could have done an acoustic set there… stripped down to the bone!


#12

I suppose all you had to bring was a bare guitar and a “G” string… and maybe a set of falsetto’s