When I lived in Boston and NY it was really hard to get high profile gigs, opening for national touring bands, or to even get onto the line-up for festivals. But, then I moved to a smaller market (Tampa) and all that changed. In Tampabay it is so much easier to get the cool gigs. The smaller pond made it happen. What were your favorite and/or memorable gigs? These are some gigs that I will always remember: My band(s) have opened for Cheap Trick (3x), Leon Russell (2x), Dickie Betts, The Fixx (2x), Artimus Pyle Band (2x), Robin Trower, Dick Dale (2x), Little Feat, The Gin Blossoms, and a few more artists on their way up, or their way down. But the gig in front of the most people was opening for Avril Lavigne But, my all time favorite gig was playing the entire Beatles album Abbey Road in front of a sold-out crowd (about 500). We were hired by a radio station for the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road . That night I felt like we were channeling the Beatles. People were crying and just wanted to touch us... I felt a spiritual connection the Beatles that felt so real and connected. The album gigs are some of my favorites. My band has also did: The White Album, All Things Must Pass (all 3 LPs), Revolver, Rubber Soul, and Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. I have no rituals other inspecting my gear and doing some warm-up exercises to loosen my hands and warm-up the neck before final tuning.