Am I just losing it, or has anyone else suddenly forgotten part of a song that they usually have no problem with? This happened to me the other night. Actually, I just felt "off" during the whole gig! I made a couple mistakes during the very first song, and it seems like that just put me on edge and made me tighten up or something. I've played out many times before, and while I'm always a bit nervous for the first couple tunes, usually it wears off quickly. I just couldn't shake the nervousness the other night, though! The gig wasn't anything spectacular, so it wasn't that. I really am not sure why. I've had nights where I feel like I'm "in the zone" and everything seems to be working perfectly, and then the next gig I'm making stupid mistakes. The frustrating part is when I practice the songs during the week to make sure I know them, and then still goof during the gig. Another example: I like to improvise a bit and work up different licks to toss in here and there, instead of playing the song just like the recording all the time. OK, great. But, for me, there's a big difference between playing some cool lick alone in my house along with the CD player, versus live in front of people when the adrenaline's flowing, the band is playing the song too fast, and you can't hear yourself very well. Sometimes it's not a problem, but on those "off" nights, I'm hesitant to take any chances with any "extra" licks, especially if I made a mistake on a basic chord change! It probably doesn't help that our band only plays once every 1-2 months. We do it for fun and don't need the money or anything. Anyway, I kind of "rambled on" there. Can anyone else identify with anything I'm saying?