by Sofia Letterhead
So you quit your band right in the middle of an important gig, in front of the audience. You told them, via a public post on social media, that the reasons you were leaving were both their lack of talent and their body odors. Then you slept with the bassist’s girlfriend. All your former band mates now resent you. No worries, it’s never too late to make up for your poor life choices. Here’s How to beg your band to take you back you didn’t mean it guys, you were just depressed.
Be brutally honest
It’s a good thing you weren’t honest about the real reasons you were quitting. That way you don’t have to apologize for all those truths you would have said. But now it’s time to tell the truth about why you want to get back in: You need the money. You’ve had just about enough mayo sandwiches, you have no work experience, you’d even accept a door split gig. Honesty is allowed in this case because everyone can relate to your financial problems, and therefore feel sympathy for you. But this might not be enough. Read on.
Choose the best time
What you want to do is resurface strategically. Not too soon (give them time to forget the hurtful things you said about Terry) and not too late. Carefully choose a moment when you know they need you the most. Do they have a tour coming soon? Dates that were already booked before you quit?
Of course, if you’re a guitar player, forget all of the above. Do it as soon as possible before they find a sub.
Communicate with respect
If you want your band to take you back, respect the shit out of those guys. I mean, next level respect. Wear a clean t-shirt (even clean jeans, if you feel it’s necessary), sober up and show up. In person. Even if it means a 15 minute bus ride and a $2,25 ticket. Consider it an investment in your future.
Apologize (if you have to)
At first, you might experience some resistance when trying to contact your old mates. Phone numbers might have changed, restraining orders might have been put in place. All of this is normal, and you must not be discouraged. Keep trying for another couple of days. If you still don’t get an answer, that’s when you can start thinking about apologizing.
“I didn’t mean to quit. I was just depressed. None of this is my fault. Apologizing for what?” you think. Well, let me tell you something I’ve learned from years of experience: at this point, it doesn’t matter. Just be the adult in the room and say you’re sorry. Be vulnerable. You can even throw in a bit of “I love you guys” if you feel the apology doesn’t reach deep enough into their hearts.
Well, I hope this has helped you get back in your band and I wish you happiness in your future endeavors with them. And remember, if it doesn’t work out, you can always quit.
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