Joe Bonamassa Keeps the Show Going Even When the Microphones Break!
We’ve all seen musicians throw their little tantrums on stage when things don’t go their way. Singers who throw down mice that stop working and storm off stage, some of whom are never seen again, guitarists who slam guitars down, even drummers who throw stuff. It’s kind of embarrassing, even for us watching. I understand that you’re pissed that things aren’t perfect for the fans.
Joe Bonamassa had some trouble the other night in Argentina when his microphone stopped working at the beginning of “Story of a Quarryman”. Nothing there.
What did he do?
He had the band stop playing, walked to the front of the stage, and sang the song at the top of his lungs with the crowd, while the crew fixed the mic. When it was fixed, he walked back, and the whole band kicked in to continue the song.