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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 19, 1975)
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SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
starring LIV ULLMANN
Concert warm-up acts ignored,
insulted, underpaid, but needed
A moment of your time, dear friends, to pay,
homage to the underdogs of the concert
trade-the warm-up acts. Ignored, insulted, and
underpaid, these intrepid musicians brave the
uncertain climate of a cold audience to provide
the star performers with a primed audience, one
that is ready to stamp, clap, cheer and boogie.
The job involves, a large degree of mastery
over the ego, since it entails the acceptance of an
inferior position. The warm-up group members
have no illusions about position: they are there
to kill time. They accept their lot with
resignation, because by playing on the same bill
as an established star, they can aspire to a bit of
recognition for themselves and perhaps promote
The warm-up group members must resign
themselves to being treated as second-rate
citizens. If the star act carries a large assortment
of equipment, the warmups must wedge in their
amplifiers on stage as best they can, and often
must accept inferior microphone setups as a
result. The end product of this is a murky,
shadowy sound that swallows any distinguishing
features of the artists playing.
For those who listen to warm-up musicians
with a degree of understanding or sympathy,
however, the results can often be rewarding and
inspiring on occasion. Flaying second banana to a
big name seems to inspire many musicians, it
forces them to raise their playing to new heights
of sheer fury and style. Indeed, it is a rare treat
to hear a warm-up group outplay the headline
Hope for applause
After its set, the warm-up group moves
quickly offstage, hoping for enough applause to
justify an encore or two. If applause comes, the
group skips back into the light, reattaches its
instruments and launches into a medium-length
archetypical rock number which ends its act on
an upbeat note. The members then get
themselves and their gear offstage in the shortest
time possible. ,
strike up the band
Then the pattern varies. Some members stick
around to catch the star's act. Others search for a
cheap bar. Still others set out immediately for
their next engagement.
Whatever the followup, though, the warm-up
group has reason to feel a certain glow of
achievement. They have managed to take a
frozen lump of raw people and turn it into a real
audience, or at least a reasonable facsimile. And
that, when ail is said and done, is quite a feat.
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