I've seen this meme about drummers floating around for many years now.
Whilst I do find it absolutely hilarious, there is definitely some truth to it. I'm gonna first explain this meme about drummers to you. And then I will go into why I think there is truth to it. Drummers, open your ears because it is time to listen!
What Is This Picture Of Th Drummer About?
The image quite obviously pictures John Bonham. But ironically, he has nothing to do with the root of what the meme is about. The truth is that any drummer could be pictures here.
The focus is actually on the text which explains what the whole meme is about.
Drummers usually take the longest to set up. But once their gear is up and ready to rock, they have nothing more to worry about.
Guitar players and bass players on the other hand have to regularly tune their instruments. And if you've ever been in a band, you'll definitely know this is when the drummers take the opportune moment to let loose and play a drum solo.
That is why I think it is so true. I do find it funny but I also find it frustrating. This is because before I was a drummer I was actually a bass players. And in all the bands I was in, the drummers would take the silence of the tuning moment and open up his/her chops.
Why Do Drummers Do This?
My best guess as to why drummers do this is because we don't get to set up our full drum kits that often and we don't get the chance to smash the drums as hard as we like. Sometimes that is all we want to do!
What Can We Do To Stop This?
Nothing! I think drummers will be drummers and that is the way it will always be. Other band members will just have to embrace this kind of thing. I've been both types of band members so I totally understand the plight for each member. Let's just love each other and have a laugh at the classic drummer meme that this is.