My worst experience was 2 years ago, I had a Friday gig that ended at 1:30 and had to be at work at 5:30 am, 2 and 1/2 hrs away for a special event that my company's VP was going to be at.. the rest of my crew were already in a hotel. I drove to the hotel checked in closer to 4 am than I expected and checked out at 5:20 am worked until 4 pm drove 2 and 1/2 hours back showered , ate ,went to my gig and played til 1:30 and tore down.
It sucks... as much as I like gigging, at 50 I like sleep more and now enjoy the weekends my band doesn't gig just as much as when we do.
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