Most of the time I cut off or short looooong outros of a song. For Example, Hotel California, about a minute and a half outro. This saves time. Two or three songs cut short and you can have another singer up.
I'll not cut off the song if:
There are dancers, the singer ad-libs to the end, of it happens to be a rare night when there a few singers in the beginning and I need filler time.
Do you do this too? What other songs do you usually cut off?
Usually once the singer leaves the stage, it's safe to fade it out. If I'm singing at a venue, I'll tell the KJ ahead of time if my song has a long outro and to fade it out (e.g., Kenny Loggins "I'm Alright", Huey Lewis "I Want A New Drug", Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb", etc.)
[This message has been edited by Grateful (edited December 22, 2001).]
If I need the time, I let it play. If I all caught up and don't need the time, I fade them out, as long as there are no dancers. Mike
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However, there comes a time when you see people really jamming to the song, even after the singer has vacated the performing area. You basically play it by ear... if the crowd is getting a bit restless, of course finish it!!
Also, with the aforementioned Hotel California, the only version I've felt comfortable playing is the SC8125 version... and since my split with my former partner, I don't have that version anymore! Legends is okay, but hey!!! That disc was the BEST! Of course it was! LOL! From what I heard about it, it will NEVER be rereleased!! At least not in it's original format. Besides, doesn't Don Henly have a non-release issue? I seem to remember seeing that on the board. A lot of what I read here is hit and miss...