All bands share typical lingo like "gig," "book," and "set list." But BBB has a few phrases and traditions of our own.
Chuck Beasley would always shout out “Traveling!” before he counted off a chart, giving the band a heads-up that we were about to start. “Traveling! One, two…” This tradition continues at the start of every song today.
If a band member blows a particularly impressive solo that totally impresses you, we tip them $1. A truly fantastic job could net the soloist upwards of 3 or 4 dollars!
Not so much a long tradition as one I’m trying to get started. Our band’s gear is hauled in a giant, white Chevy Suburban. Not only does the Moby Dick allusion fit, the great American novel offers a multitude of metaphors and similitudes that I can use.