This is what it looks like when you cart your band equipment from the rehearsal room to the gig.
Turn, Turn, Turn, Drop.
Turn, Left, Left, Drop.
Fortunately NOiD grew up with Tetris, Snake und Frogger – so it was no problem, fitting even the biggest elephant in the glove compartment.
The war is on! NOiD is on stage – and there’s just not enough space for everyone… See, Funkh hogged all the space when he was setting up his gear. Look at his ridiculously large ‚Funkhenstein‘-stack wasting almost half of the stage! It’s a disgrace! But now Udo and Kupsu have a new strategy: they team up and corner him while Udo whips up a solo. That puts Funkh back in his place!
It’s just too darn bright! All the light-stripes and LED-displays and electronics. Too. Bright. While Funkh and Udo are constantly blinded by this powerful display of illumination, Kupsu always keeps his cool: A song you can’t play with shades is a song not worth playing. Word.
Okay. The bet is on. Can Udo play a guitar solo while hopping on one leg and reciting Shakespeare? Nope. He can’t. A total disaster. Good that Kupsu placed those empty beer bottles in Udos corner for him to trip over. Didn’t see that one coming, did he?
As you can see in the above picture, light stripes are an essential accessoire for the modern and urban rehearsal room these days! Much more important than showing heads on band pictures…
The good thing about being a trio is that usually 2/3 of the band are having a really great time. The thing to be wary about, is being that 1/3 of the band only having an ‚okay‘ time. Just look here: Who do you think the joke was on? Yea, right.
In dark times you need bright meassures! No way we’re going back to the boring old lights on the ceiling. We want disco! And thanks to the modern advantages of online shopping we now have a great assortment of glowing, flashing light equipment. Okay, sometimes it smells a bit like burnt plastic and causes buzzing and fizzing on the amps. But it just looks so cool!
So we figured out that we’re like totally in style nowadays: All those retro sneakers out there: Yea. We still know when the originals hit the stores ages ago. No better time for comparing footwear than our pow wows between sets. Coz sometimes you have to figure shit out: Was everything loud enough? Who could be louder? Was anyone to quiet? All important questions! Then move on to: What’s the name of that song Funkh and what the hell are you singing about? Was Udo’s solo long enough? Does Kupsu have enough beer? Where is the next gas station?
Remember guys: When rehearsing in the summertime it is essential to take breaks and have a drink. Good to know you’re all safe and cozy because Udo knows all about checking walls! This one, for instance, is too thin! It lets in huuuuuuge amounts of really bad sound radiation from the guys next door! A total desaster. Sad! Luckily Udo always knows a soloution: Turn up the amps dudes!
Okay, I admit that this might be madness. But still: I love my magic floorboard arrangement… And as an added benefit for the band this confines the vocalist/rhythm guitar guy to a small space – leaving much more place everybody else!