Hey guys, I need to vent. First the back story My band just recently found out our drummer is leaving, not a big deal. He agreed to do all shows until we find a replacement. Very cool on his part. We have a big show coming up on April 2nd. We have been getting ready for this show for a couple of months, and doing smaller shows to help in the preperation. Our singer has become a bit of a prima donna. She has become very difficult to work with. Our plan was to get through the April 2nd show, let our drummer be on his way and then tell our singer to either become a bit more accomodating or to its time to move on. Ok, on to Saturday night. We have a gig in a small little run down bar. We were supposed to open for another band. At the last minute the other band asks us to switch with them and let them go on first. No problem. Well, the place is dead. Maybe 3 people in the bar. So of course, the other bands doesnt go on at 9 when they are supposed. They go on 10:15. We finally get on stage about 11:30. I was feeling sick that day. All I really did was sleep, didnt eat a thing. I get to the show feeling a bit better, but; made the mistake of drinking a couple of beers. Well, they hit me hard, I will never let that happen again. Anyway, the show kind of sucked. We never got a sound check, there seemed to be a bad vibe on stage. Ok, I think, everyone has a bad gig at some point and time. This was ours, we will learn from it and not let it happen again. I get an email from our guitar player. Our singer is quiting the band and not doing the April 2nd show, which is just two weeks away and what we all have been working for! Now we have to contact the bar and tell them we cant play. They only have two weeks for find a replacement! This is a pretty happening place and our chances of ever getting booked there again have taken a serious hit. The singers reasons are this. 1) We dont showcase her voice enough. She complained that the instruments were too loud and that the drums shouldnt have been miked. This is funny for two reasons, A) The drums WERE NOT miked! B) The bouncer at the bar told us after the show that THE SINGER was TOO LOUD! 2) She accuses me of being on coke at the show. Her reasons? There were alot of men and women going in and out of the mens room at the bar, and I went into the mens room twice before we went on stage, and that she saw it in my eyes on stage. Ok, well, I dont do coke. When I was 21 I almost OD'ed on the stuff and have never touched again. Also I was drinking beer which makes you have to go to the bathroom, so were else was I supposed to go? As for what she saw in my eyes? Well, that would be a combination of beer, being sick, and frustration of having a bad night. Now I know that the beer thing will come up. Just a couple of points, I have been gigging and drinking beer for the past fifteen years. I have never had a problem before. It is not like I a drank a twelve pack, it was 4 to 5 at most. That being said, I will never let that happen again. If I am feeling under the weather or havent eaten anything, then no beer for me. Thanks for letting me vent. I am really ticked off about the whole thing right now. Vegaas P.S. This is kind of a gig story, kind of band managment, so I wasnt sure which forum to post it in.