After reading the hilarious "gonna be a bad gig" thread, I was reminded of a few times when things COULD have gotten really bad, but disaster was averted through the helpful kindness of other musicians or individuals, and I thought " hey, there's a happy idea, I bet it happens a LOT" for example: -When my rig died in the middle of a set, and I decide to soldier on, I can hear the monitors, I can hear the PA, I'll be alright, so I just kept on going... it was a song where I didn't really have a lot of space to gawk around, so I'm head down, doing my best, when suddenly...... I get LOUD on stage.....I turn around, and the bassist and monitor tech from the headliner are grinning at me from behind Headliner's Eden rig.....which I'm now plugged in to.... THANKS, guys.... - or at a battle of the bands, we get a 30 minute set, and third song in, a guitarist blows a string on the only axe he brought.....we barely had time to look at each other and share a moment of "OH MY GOD" when there were about 5 guys suddenly standing there, offering him guitars...... that's a feel good moment for sure....... they even went ahead and changed his string, he had his own axe back after one more song! THANKS! *note... we ended up being second, behind the band who's guitarist had the axe that actually got borrowed.. we didn't feel bad at ALL, because the judges gave them points for sportsmanship!* - and last, but not least, at our very first gig where we tried mixing ourselves, LONG before we should have..... we know it's sucking, we don't know what to do but just soldier on....and then the guitarist from the local hot ticket band walks in and simply starts helping....walks right up on stage and yells "hang in there, guys!"...ten minutes later, it was SUCH a better gig going on! THANKS Musicians are brothers and sisters in an extended family, when it's most needed!