I've been dealing with this problem for a while, and I was wondering if anyone else ever feels this way. Before I play a gig, I really HATE having to make small talk with anyone, especially friends and whatnot. I really just like to talk to my bandmates. I suppose its because I'm so "in the zone" that chit-chat is really taxing on me. And after the gig, I'm usually emotionally drained, having gone from a state of extreme anxiety/euphoria (playing the gig) back down to reality. As such, small talk irritates me for about an hour after I play, until I get some drinks in me. For these reasons, I almost kinda hate it when my friends and family come to my gigs, because I'm sure I come off as really aloof, or, in the worst-case scenario, a complete jerk. Does anyone else get weird like this before a gig?