A wise person once informed me, "They don't really want to hear 'Freebird', they're just HECKLING you."
I've been playing classic rock covers for 20 years and I refuse to EVER play "Freebird" or "Stairway to Heaven".
Never have. Never will.
posted on 09/18/2006 10:21:26 PM PDT
(Follow The Brazen Rule!)
I read an article about this in the Wall Street Journal. About Freebird being constantly shouted out at concerts. It was within the past year. It involved some remaining Van Zandt family members. It discussed why people do it and how different bands have reacted. While I do not recall the article perfectly, I think shouting Freebird is more of a "fun" thing to do, not meant to be heckling. Like my post. I thought it was just fun. Certainly I was not heckling you. That WSJ article was actually funny. Like how one of the Van Zandt's went to some concert and people started shouting Freebird and he joined in and his wife was embarrased. Something like that. I'm not sure exactly. But it was a good read, and it might put you at ease regarding people shouting that at you. Yes! I found the WSJ article linked here: What Song Is It You Wanna Hear?
"Rock's Oldest Joke: Yelling 'Freebird!' In a Crowded Theater
" by Jason Fry, Wall Street Journal, 17 March 2005, page A1.
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Both good songs, though.
My wife actually got to play Jimmy Page's doubleneck---THE doubleneck, with Page standing right beside her. My first question to her:
"Did you play Stairway?"
posted on 09/19/2006 8:14:16 AM PDT
(Christopher from ModernConservative.com)
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