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Good gig this weekend: mortgage burning party.
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robare99
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We played a mortgage burning party, it was a blast. We set up on a deck that's above the garage. We ended up playing 7 hours.
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We used 1 LS800p on the landing in between the two.


I used my Studiolive 16.0.2 and we put it inside the garage along with the power amps & laptop etc. in case the weather turned on us. I mixed us with an iPad mini. We used my 4 piece Remo drum kit instead of our drummers 6 piece Yamaha recording kit with a rack to save on space and channels. I used a small 30W Vox instead of my 1984 100W JCM800. I figured if we got some rain, I'd rather sacrifice that little amp instead.


The plan was to play from 7pm until 11ish. There was another party a few weeks ago and they were shut down around 11ish. We ended up playing until 2am. . There was a BBQ to kick it off, burgers & smokies, salads etc. free booze, just a helluva good time all around. We got word that people could hear us all over town in about a 2 - 3 mile radius. Lol like the whole valley of our town. We had a half dozen people crash the party, that searched us out.

They were the 2 miles away, outside listening to their music and they could hear us. They said hey that's better than what we are listening to so they turned their music off and listened to us. Then they decided "ok, we have to find out what's going on, and where" so they each grabbed a couple of beer and set out to find us. Lol when they finally did they were totally invited to join in. Like I said there were 3 different couples from 3 different areas that did the same thing. They said other friends were having firepits in their back yards, and same thing, they turned off their music and listened to us playing from afar.

All the neighbors were invited/alerted to the party so it was all good. We played a couple hour long sets, one clocked in at 1:40:00 and another at almost 2 hours. It was a blast. I'm just guessing that although we were heard all over Hell's half acre, our music selection was enjoyable to everyone and no one called the cops. Once we hit 11pm we thought " well, lets play until the cops shut us down" midnight came and no cops, so we took a break and same thing, play til we get shut down. We were expecting them to show up at any time and say "ok boys, that's it for the night" but it never happened. We were pulling all sorts of stuff out of the hat, pink Floyd, stuff we had never done, requests etc. the only one w couldn't figure out on the fly, was Billie Jean. None of us had ever played it. Here's a couple videos, pretty late in the night so there's some booze involved.

Had one blizzard Hotbox per side for lighting. These videos were pretty late in the evening, last set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYU4WQ3uB8g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYH2rjrQ54o

Great time, the host had such a good time he booked us for next year! I guess it will be the first anniversary of the mortgage burning lol. Also got some interest for 2 possible weddings and a gig 3 hours away.
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Looks like a lot of fun...
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robare99
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I keep running into people at work who heard us from different parts of town. They all said the same thing, you could hear it really good outside, not to much inside, but it was nice and clear outside.

And everyone enjoyed what they heard. Might have to take out an ad in the paper thanking everyone for their patience, and as a bit of a "now you've heard us, come hire us!"


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Nice setup for outdoor parties! Would love to be able to build a deck like that in my yard.
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robare99
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No kidding hey. It worked out perfect. It's a deck built over the detached garage with a walkway out to it. It's a pretty neat deck!
 
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