Do you have to be under the influence in order to perform??

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Do you have to be under the influence to perform music well?

Yes. absolutely. I can't do as well with out it.
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I can take it or leave it.
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I wouldn't perform under the influence ever.
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Post by Dagwood Lee »

I like to be under the influence of the almighty Satan himself since he is, as we all know, the source of all this damn rock and roll music.

Or a few Guiness and a half pack of Camel regulars is nice as well---warms the throat.
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Post by Sankofa »

i might have a beer

i'm of the mentality that being in full command of my foolishness is the best option
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Post by sevesd93 »

It doesn't matter matter for me. I usually decided whether or not to drink by where I am playing at. If I am playing downtown at O's, I won't drink since I have to drive home. But if I am playing at Side Pocket, I will get hammered because I can walk if I need to.
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because I can walk if I need to.
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Post by bassjones »

I find that a beer or two loosens me up and helps me play better. Any more than that and the music suffers and isn't the music what it's all about? Oh, and second the good call on walking...
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Post by Garr »

I've walked home from CSW.

Also, I used to take a pitcher up on stage and drink from that. I never got so drunk that I screwed up a show, but I'm also 300 pounds. . .sooooo. . .not at all like a bassist from a band I was in who got so drunk that he knocked over my 4x12 cabinet and my rack w/ amp.
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Post by St. Alfonzo »

I don't HAVE to drink at a show.

It just so happens that mostly EVERY show I play is at a bar.

Bars have beer.

If I'm playing I ususally get FREE beer.

Why deny yourself free beer? Makes no sense to me.
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St. Alfonzo wrote:Why deny yourself free beer? Makes no sense to me.
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Post by employee »

Back in the day I used to get my head right before we played, but now I'm old, and out of shape, and decided to switch to drumming, so I have to gulp down coffee and a few Tylenol before play time.
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Post by jsatt311 »

I have a 4 drink limit. I make sure I only have 4 drinks or less before taking the stage. But, I do agree it helps me losen up a lot though.

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Post by Oliver's Army »

Occasionally I need to be under the influence to *LISTEN* to some bands.
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Post by The_Dude »

Oliver's Army wrote:Occasionally I need to be under the influence to *LISTEN* to some bands.
True, and sometimes there's not enough Jack Daniels in Tennessee that could make me enjoy a band.
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Post by dofus hipster »

I cut back to 2 or 3 all night. Rum and Coke, Crown and Coke type stuff.
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Post by Ladyparts »

all's i know is that i played under the influence of about 10 beers last night and it was no kind of good. but i can't play without at least i lil booze in me.
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Post by Al Quandt »

not anymore. but not too long ago I had to have about 2 pitchers to start and 2 more throughout the evening
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