Topic: Embarrassing Moments

I have heard a few stories from people where they had been playing live and something had gone wrong.

I went to this very small gig/guitar clinic with Paul Gilbert. He told of a story where he was opening up for, I believe, Aerosmith. He had a drill with picks attached that he could do some spectacularly fast picking.

As he came out he raised the drill and pressed the trigger. It immediately got caught and tangled with his (at the time) long hair. He said he had to dive behind the amps while frantically trying to untangle himself. Luckily someone was there that put the drill in reverse and freed him. Then it was back to the gig!

Has anything like this ever happened to you? Tell us the story

Re: Embarrassing Moments

Not quite as bad as that . . .

I was in a bar at New Years, many moons ago. There was a live band playing and being rather shit-faced, I asked the guitarist if I could have a shot of his guitar. For some reason he handed it to me. For some other reason, which will never be known to the universe, I started playing the intro to "Smoke on the Water". Then the rest of the band joined in and the crowd starting cheering and dancing.

Only problem is, I only know the intro to "Smoke on the Water". So as the intro ended, I had no choice but to stop and hand the guitar back and just walk away like a complete t**t. Everyone was staring at me.

To this day I can't listen to the song without cringing.

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Re: Embarrassing Moments

That is a truly brilliant tale and I am very glad I opened this thread!

Well done you! That is a true guitarist - only learning the intros!