20 of our favourite music memes – for your pleasureMark Ellis
The internet’s a funny old place.
If you work in the live music industry, you’ll be aware of the abundance of characters and situations that play perfectly into the hands of meme creators.
What’s a meme, you ask? It’s nothing more than an image and caption that have been combined for comic effect. The internet is full of them, but we’ve picked out twenty of our favourite music-based memes for your pleasure.
If you’re an audio engineer, you’ll have to work with pop music at some stage, and while there’s still some great stuff about, there’s also no greater barometer of how old and cranky you’re getting…
Working for the same band throughout the year? Yeah… we’ve all been there.
Guitarists… don’t you just love ’em?
Changing guitar strings: the scariest job back stage? It sure takes some beating…
Meme or genuine advert, we’re not sure, but certainly not a piece of advice to be taken literally (no matter how you might feel).
The next time you get blamed for losing the guitarist’s last pick – show them this meme.
Unfair? We’ll let you be the judge of that…
How many laptops have you had to plug into the desk while thinking the above?
Poor bass players – are they second only to drummers when it comes to being the butt of most jokes?
Can you think of another song that is turned to more often as the default “look, I can play the guitar” tune? Nope – we can’t, either.
Too many guitarist memes? Possibly. But there’s so many!
Keep. Off. My. Kit.
We’ve all seen – or worked for – that Queen tribute, eh?
One for the classical music techs out there…
…and one for the Star Wars/bass fanatics (what a combo!).
In every single band, there’s always one person who forgets the key change – even if for only half a second (we all heard it, mate!).
This will undoubtedly go down brilliantly when you whip it out in front of ‘proper’ musos…
“It’s a lifestyle career,” you say to anyone who questions why you’re never at home.
Ain’t that the case!
And finally, the main reason we’re all so obsessed with live music – it’s brilliantly bonkers!