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    Myra and I did a duo gig yesterday, played at some old lady's backyard out in small village. The crowd response was amazing! There were maybe 20 people there, and they were mostly older. No beer there - just lemonade and desserts!

    They gave us some tip in a hat - about a hundred bucks in total! Amazing. Plus we got a couple of hundred as a gig fee. Not a bad night. It was super nice out too, and very few mosquitoes.

    The crowd (all twenty of them) were up dancing together on the grass as we played Midnight Special and The House Is a Rockin', etc - old and young (but mostly old) .... :

    We played 2 x 40 minutes, at the most. Nice little gig, I tell ya!
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    That's awesome Robert

    Backyard gigs (any outdoor in general) are always alot of fun.

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    That sounds really cool! 20 people enjoying the music is better than 100 who aren't having fun any day. :
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    That does sound cool. <sigh> maybe one day....

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    Very cool :
    I'd love to do something like that someday. It must have been great having the audience react the way they did... I'm sure it was an awesome night.
    Congrats on the cool outing
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    Very nice, Robert!

    I used to play many an outdoor gig, from major festivals to backyards (sweet sixteen parties, bar mitzvahs, weddings, frat parties, biker parties, you name it) to motel and hotels out by the pool parties...

    As has already been said, the best ones are when the people, no matter how many, have fun! Makes the band feel appreciated and have even more fun themselves. More good memories...:
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    Yeah, I was surprised. So often, we are background music, and people don't pay attention because they are busy talking, etc.

    Typically if we are playing an establishment, we get the drunks at the bar dancing towards the end of the night, but this was church-going non-drinking people just loving the music and dancing away. That meant a lot to me, actually much more than words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert
    Yeah, I was surprised. So often, we are background music, and people don't pay attention because they are busy talking, etc.

    Typically if we are playing an establishment, we get the drunks at the bar dancing towards the end of the night, but this was church-going non-drinking people just loving the music and dancing away. That meant a lot to me, actually much more than words.
    Right on, man, right on! :
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    Good for you. Enthusiasm beats numbers any day, I think. I'd rather play for a small group who dig it than in a big bar where I feel like a jukebox.
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