Performers- Carry on stage?

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    Performers- Carry on stage?

    With Georgia passing SB308 and public gatherings no longer being an issue, I have enjoyed carrying pretty much everywhere I go. Since I am a musician, I carry on stage now too. Not that I need to justify it, but when Darrell Abbott was shot on stage by a delusional fan, that was just more evidence that crazy can happen at any time. Realistically though, my concern is during equipment load out. That's usually in the middle of the night and you're dealing with massive amounts of expensive equipment and instruments and you have any number of drunk or high people hanging around performance venues.

    So all you performers out there, do you carry while on the job? Musicians, dancers, actors?
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    How about all those chicks throwing their underwear at you?

    Heck, when I played, I'd have been happy with a delusional fan. We sucked so bad we called our Band "Free Beer". it was the only way to get an audience.

    The sign would say, "Tonight Only - Free Beer!"

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    When I play a gig I carry during unload and load up however my gun goes in my bag while I am performing.
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    I hope more people do carry at gatherings, restaurants, concerts, etc. You never know when some crazed idiot is gonna drive his truck through the window of Luby's and start shooting people. This is what happened to Dr. Suzanna Hupp, who started the concealed carry movement.
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    Elvis carried on stage

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    Quote Originally Posted by treo View Post
    elvis carried on stage
    legally???
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    That explains the clanging against the pole I heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deafdave3 View Post
    legally???
    Nixon did make him a federal officer after he requested to become one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deafdave3 View Post
    legally???
    Dude, he was Elvis

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    Maybe I should shift gears and start a country act. Then I could open carry something in a 45LC and make it part of my shtick.

    Hey Rollo, what do you play? I'm primarily a bass player but in one of my bands I'm all over the place from synth to brass to aux percussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomortis View Post
    Maybe I should shift gears and start a country act. Then I could open carry something in a 45LC and make it part of my shtick.

    Hey Rollo, what do you play? I'm primarily a bass player but in one of my bands I'm all over the place from synth to brass to aux percussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomortis View Post
    Maybe I should shift gears and start a country act. Then I could open carry something in a 45LC and make it part of my shtick.

    Hey Rollo, what do you play? I'm primarily a bass player but in one of my bands I'm all over the place from synth to brass to aux percussion.
    Trumpet. I'm in a Jazz trio and a rock/blues horn line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    I play drums and yes....cowbell! I also carry sometimes when I play.

    Some of places we have to rehearse or play are crawling with dirtbags and sleazy characters.

    Also there are the bag guys too!
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    I sing and play guitar in church and I usually carry while in church anyway. Even when teaching/preaching I carry.
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    The late band leader Spike Jones (and the City Slickers) used a couple of large Smith and Wesson revolvers as instruments in the percussion section. It's an establish musical practise.
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