I've seen everything mentioned in this thread on stage. Worse still, *I've* done a handful of them myself so if poking fun at my own misjudgements keeps others from making the same mistakes, pass judgement I shall.
Chewing gum $25.00
Having to lean your guitar up against your amp during breaks because you're too cheap/forgetful/hip to bring a guitar stand $50.00
Using an iPad for anything other than FOH mixing $100.00
My '83 MXR Distortion+. I love it, love messing around with it, but I seem to like less fuzz and more growl as I age. Haven't pulled it out of the box in over a decade, but I love it too much to part with it.
I recently learned that EVH personally asked Patty Smyth to be the singer for VH in 1985 after things imploded with DLR, before they approached Sammy. That would have been an interesting second iteration of VH. :band:
RIP and a true loss to the Rock & Roll world. The sheer number of people who took up the guitar after hearing him play will never be reproduced again. He was an innovator, an entertainer, and a hell of a songwriter.
A true hero of my youth--gone. :(