It never fails. Shit happens. That’s what happened to my friend Eric one day, when he got sick and couldn’t play a show. His band Fusion needed a bass player quick and asked if I could step in for the night.
“Sure! Let rock this place!”
Oh and by the way you have to learn about 30 songs in the next day or so before the show starts 8-0
Umm okay then, never let them see you sweat.
Thank the gods for Spotify! I was able to create a quick play list of the songs for the next night and just play them over and over and over and over and over. I what a lot of material to digest in just a day.
We did do a quick rehearsal the night before, ran over beginnings, breaks, and endings and any other weirdness they might be doing, alternate tunings and what have you. Everything seemed good
The night of the show, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. Maggie Mae’s is a popular bar on 6th Street in Austin. If I fucked up, it would be in front of a bunch of people.
The other gotcha was that Fusion plays with IEM’s and except for the drum wedge their stage is quiet. So me and the drummer where going to be hanging a bit tighter than usual tonight!
All in all it was one of the best shows and the most fun I’ve had in a long time on stage. The crowds were dancing, shouting, taking their clothes off, and of course pretty wasted. I guess we got the job done! Thank you Fusion – it was a blast. Eric, next time when I tell you to break a leg, I don’t mean it literally! Get well my friend.