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Old 09-25-2017, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Giant Pumpkin Fest Gig

So we played this giant pumpkin. contest/festival yesterday afternoon. It was 90 degrees out; fortunately we were in a covered gazebo with shade, but still plenty hot.

Really odd format we would play a song or 2 while they were moving a giant pumpkin in to the scale using a forklift and a sling system. Then the MC would signal us to cut and they would weigh the pumpkin and talk for a few minutes. Then he would give us a signal and we would play again while they moved that pumpkin off and brought the next one in.

Several hundred people there as there were vendors and kiddie rides, etc.
Biggest pumpkin weighed in at 1,845 pounds. Winner took home $3,000.

it went noon to 3 and we played about half that time. That was good because we were all tired an burnt from a long Saturday night bar gig. Got to bed at 3AM got up at 9AM showered, drank coffee and went to the big pumpkin thing. Got home, ordered a pizza and vegged on the couch watching football with the air conditioner turned up high.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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What a strange format...that would get annoying! It's one thing if you are just doing a DJ thing, but to stop playing a song in the middle seems wrong.

Glad to hear you managed through the heat...playing in that kind of heat is something I do not enjoy at all!!
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:42 PM   #3
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We never had to cut mid song. MC would just signal us in between songs whether to stop or keep it going. Stopping mid song would have been even weirder for sure. Not sure how that would have worked out.
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It was unseasonably hot here (Washington DC) this weekend! We played 2 pumpkin gigs also...12:00-4:00 PM each day. We had a couple of fans blowing on us and drank a bunch of water. I think we have 6 more pumpkin gigs before the end of the farm season. Hopefully we'll get some fall weather soon!
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We never had to cut mid song. MC would just signal us in between songs whether to stop or keep it going. Stopping mid song would have been even weirder for sure. Not sure how that would have worked out.
Oh, that I could see. Yeah it can throw your momentum off, but it's just part of the day. We had a similar situation with a picnic we played at...people wanting to announce 50/50 ticket numbers, dunk tank tickets, food ready, etc.
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