Have you ever had a band practice in your living room?

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@SketcherD (1114)
Canada
October 22, 2008 7:45pm CST
Wow there is nothing quite like a band practicing in your living room. It can be so very loud. I can't even describe to you how great it is but it is so very loud. How would you feel about your husbands band practicing in your living room??
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Well I have raised two boys so yes I have encountered the whole shin dig! LOL My solution was going to my friends house until they finished! LOL Although I did enjoy listening to them but the loudness got the better of me at times and I made myself scarce! One played the electric guitar and the other played drums so I know where you are coming from.
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
You are kidding I didn't think that anyone could possibly relate to this. Now I know how to combat it as well. THANK YOU!!! LOL
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
23 Oct 08
We are renting a small house, he wants a band playing in our place he better clear the garage asp. lol
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
Oh believe me if we had a garage that's where they would be. But we don't have one. I am however thinking of doing over a room that is for storage right now so they can set up down there and not have to tear down every practice. I have to paint, paper and put in a light fixture though. So far I have the light fixture!! That's as far as I have gotten. LOL I think I will paint this winter. There is even a door to the outside for them to come in through. HMMM this is sounding better and better by the minute.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I am wishing you good luck on the matter, I will go crazy with a band practicing in here, too small of a home for that.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Thanks. I hope we can get that room done for them soon. Hopefully I won't be deaf by then. LOL
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I have to say that I have never had band practice in my living room. I think it would be fun to listen to though. I have had wrestling practice in my basement though. My son and his friends are always in the basement practicing and training for wrestling. We have 2 huge wrestling mats in our basement and padded walls, so it is perfect for them to come and practice here.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
Wow that is cool. But I would be afraid that someone would get hurt.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
23 Oct 08
They are all very careful. They dont get hurt anymore than they do when they are wrestling with their competitors at school. I think that since they are all friends they are easier on each other. It is mostly then trying to perfect their techniques. It is nice that they are here most of the time so I can keep an eye on them.
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
Yes it's good you get to know exactly where he is and what he is doing. Even if it probably can get a little loud sometimes. LOL
@kens425 (436)
• Spain
23 Oct 08
well i'd love it, i still do it up to now with my friends and students who are like me...the rockers. but most of the time we do it on the open space top floor of my home not in the living room.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
This is unfortunately the only real room in the house for it. At least the neighbours don't mind because we live in a brick house that we own and it keeps the noise inside quite well.
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@kens425 (436)
• Spain
23 Oct 08
oh i see, well if you cant beat them, join them, so just enjoy the sound so that it wont be noise anymore, turning the volume down will only ruin the practice, so rock on dudes ;)
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
23 Oct 08
i don't have a husband but when my sons were home if eirher one of them had been in a band i'm sure i would have had in the living room.lol
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
It's funny because our son was not the one to do this at all. He had his own bass guitar when he lived at home as well but he just liked to play alone. It is my husband, his Dad, who plays HIS bass guitar in a band in the living room. Talk about role reversal.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
23 Oct 08
that's great. you knew where they were & didn't have to worry about them. you may not be a worry wart but i always been especially when it came to my sons. they are both grown w/families of their own but i still worry about them. lol
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Not really in my living room but in my tita's living room.My cousins used to have a band when they were younger. A heavy metal band.. so you can just imagine how noisy that can get. They start practice as early as 9am! It wakes the whole household up. My aunt and uncle supported their kids and enjoyed the fact that they practiced at home and not some place else.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
Ok well I support my husband and his band interest but I would NOT be impressed with him practicing at 9am!! LOL Mind you they were here past 9pm last night. So it can get a little bit on the nerves when the guys don't know well enough to go home!!! LOL
@pam210 (345)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I never had a band practice in my living room but I did have my stepson's band practice in my garage and it was horrible. I would come home from work and the whole house would be shaking from the noise. The neighbors were great about it but after a long day at work and having two kids under the age of 3 in the house it wasn't the best thing. I love music and I enjoy it played loud but I just couldn't get into his heavy medal scream music. Give me some good rock and I would be happy.
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@tonniek02 (457)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Been there, done that, know that...Yes, My Dad and his band practiced in our livingroom a couple times a week when I was growing up. Neighbors from all around our house would come over to leason to the band. Some would even sit outside there house to leason. It was fun, those are day I miss. Now my parents built a recording studio behind the house. So now they go out there to practice...But they still have a big bang blow out for forth of july right at home in the yard...
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
That is great!! I am glad that our daughter will think back on this with fond memories and that listening to her Dad and his band mates will bring back really good memories to her.