- Apr 14, 2012
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Well, I'll start, the reason I started this thread is because I think I just had the worst gig of my life last weekend. We are a country-southern rock band and it was your typical 4 set night with 15 minute breaks. It all started at sound-check and without going into great detail nothing went right, monitor problems, feedback trouble and so on, this went on right up to start time and we had to go with it. The first 2 sets were filled with major brain farts, playing mistakes, noise problems some tuning issue's I mean just everything went wrong. Granted, we play about 50 songs at a gig a we are all working folks and barely average on our instrument but this was crazy. About the third set I switched guitars and quickly checked the tuning without the tuner and we started playing. I then found out right away that my guitar was tuned a half down so instead of trying to tune I switched back(lesson learned). In the same song I had to use my voice box and didn't notice that I had kicked the tube out when I turned the box on, OH brother. Then in the last set, second to last song my amp takes a shit in the middle of a song, so there I am on my hands and knees trying to diagnose the problem under stage lighting while my band struggles thru the rest of the song. (Turned out to be a failed tube). Those were just my issues, everybody else had just as bad a night. We felt guilty getting paid for it. To our suprise the feedback from audience did not reflect the big turd we just laid on stage, man, what a night, so it made me curious if any of my gigging brothers on the forum have ever had a night like that. I just wanted to dig a deep hole and bury myself as did my bandmates.