My band has been together for about 3 months. Once the bassist joined, things really started moving. After a month, we booked our own night at a venue that hadnt offered live music in years- and it was a killer night. Things just picked up from there. The band exploded- with each gig having twice as many people as the last, and making some decent money while at it. Last night was our show at one of the choice venues in town. The place got more and more packed as time went on, and we were the headliners. Finally the time comes and I am setting up. I give my Mesa Bass 400 a little time to warm up. Boom! Fuse blows. I replace the fuse (hey, you can never be to prepared- I had a show in the past where it blew, and my jerk band at the time kept playing the rest of the show without me!). Blows again. I am running out of fuses so I mention this to the sound guy, and he plugs me somewhere else. Problem solved. My band, being so anxious to play, jumps right into the first song once the problem was solved. I am way out of tune cause I just denatured alcoholed my strings the day before and hadnt played since. Tuning as I go along, and make it through the first few songs. My sound was the dumps the whole show. Being out of tune and dump-sounding reduced my mojo somewhat, and I was on the side of the stage facing the packed bar. The drummer missed the most important changes in our best songs. Unexpected extra measures thrown in all over the place. The guitarst said he cut out about 20 times during the show due to some cable problem. It was ruthless! By the end of our hour long set, we threw so much (wasted?) energy into it we could barely walk. Instead of doing a grand encore like we usually do, the guitarist- slightly flushed and stumbling- just turned off his amp and shook his head. It was over. Thank god!