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PostSubject: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:46 am

Random question (sort of) but does anyone here have any connections with like touring road crews or anything like that. I'm really disgusted with my current college life and whatnot and I really would rather carry out my primary plan of being a roadie of some variety and learning shit on the job. But if I bring this kinda thing up to my parents I would like to have contacts and info first to help prove I can take care of myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:02 am

Styx is a roadie group? I knew it couldn't just be one person.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:09 am

Lol well in the US would help >_> sorry Styx unless your boss has contacts here.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:14 am

actually he has. only trust me - you don't wanna use them. better look up hate's link. only one thing that you should keep in mind - they only take the vital ppl on tours, everything else is local crew. so unless you can do a specific job with the sound, lights, stage, management or rigging the chances of going on an actual tour are slim. possible (i know i had the chance) but slim
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:45 pm

Yeah I had thought about that as well. I have a friend who runs gigs I'm thinking about trying to work with some of the bands she manages and getting some experience in that way. I'm kinda fucked living where I do because there really isn't much going on. If I could find a way to do some stage handwork and shit like that over the summer and get paid it would be good exp and I could pass it off as having a job like my mom wants me to get ya know?
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:42 am

i just hope that she doesn't mind seeing you get cut/slashed/broken/stitches and stuff like that. oh and i don't know how things go in the US but you're pretty good off if you can function after 3 days of just water and coffee (and no sleeping because that's cheating)
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:15 pm

lol yeah I can function that way guess I'll try to talk to Kim here soon and see if I can get in with any of her bands perhaps.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:59 pm

go with minor bands for a few gigs, just to get used to it. i wouldn't like the idea of tossing you in the lion's den and giving you a fiery baptism. well unless i'm your boss because then you'd be pissing blood for a long time
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:02 pm

I think I would rather it be that way xD but like I said in my area it sucks. The one cool advantage I have is in my college group we do the jam sessions and I help set up and break those down which is teaching me how things work.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:45 pm

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I think I would rather it be that way xD but like I said in my area it sucks. The one cool advantage I have is in my college group we do the jam sessions and I help set up and break those down which is teaching me how things work.
Dude i can tell you some stuff that makes our guys priceless .. If you learn how to run the board or lights your priceless . You can ask styx anyone can carry but a guy who can run the snakes , set up the sound and be there as the sound changes while the show goes on can name there price . You can go and read up on boards and get to know what everything does , learn what the band likes , If they like fx's on vox and remember the band wants what they want its your job to give it to them .. Go to a music store and check out the boards , power amps , fx's , ect learn em and you can get on a crue that works alot . Also go around to the rock clubs see if they need help , ask if the club needs a guy to be a go between ..
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:55 am

seriously, if you can learn the lights. easy to control and you usually get extra for doing them. actually 4 ppl will rarely be replaced in a roadie group:
sound master, light master, riggers (although they are not considered to be roadies) and crew chiefs. the first 2 a band always needs no matter how big or how small. the second 2 come into play later.
and not everyone can carry, i've actually seen ppl f*** up with that. but personally what makes me stay is the fact that i don't give a shit and i'll do a riggers job too, that i'm familiar with attaching the lights and the sound (since it's a big company the equipment is expensive and i didn't get a chance to learn to work the boards yet) and i know how to lead groups of ppl.
so get your ass settled and my advice is really to learn the lights first. you don't need to wait for too long to test them out before the show, you put in patterns and during the show you just switch between patterns. that's pretty much it
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:48 pm

I ran sound from 8:30-12:10 last night totally impromptu and got props from my professor so I'm fairly content.

Our lighting gear is a single tree with for lights I can set up in like 5 min xD.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:59 pm

I help on the road with my friends dad's band HOSS (Hooked On Southern Speed).
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody know any roadie groups?   Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:24 am

Cool. If you guys ever end up in my hellhole Wink
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