Last night we played (for free) a breast cancer research benefit, put on my our singer's boss for his wife, who is a survivor. Man... worst gig ever, for us. The hall is new, and they have some very nice and expensive granite tiles on the floor. I believe it was due to that that we couldn't hear ourselves; the singer kept cranking his channel up in the mix, which caused eardrum splitting pain for me and the drummer whenever he got too close to the mic and clipped his channel on the amp. Before we started however, the singer had invited a "blues guitarist" friend of his to play for 30 minutes before we started. Then we played for TWO HOURS nonstop, followed by a short smoke break, and then another 15 minutes or so. I think it was about 1:40 AM when we started packing up. My fingers are killing me!! The crowd really loved it, all 35+ married folks who had too much to drink. I told the singer to just call the songs, as he normally is a good judge of how to read the room - we did ok for the most part, but dropped 2-3 dance floor clearers at different points. The drummer, who is normally very laid back and "go with the flow," (I know, unusual for a drummer), was totally pissed at the end of the night. We've been working on one tune, Steve Miller's "Take The Money and Run," which starts with a drum bit and the whole song for whatever reason makes our drummer nervous, I think he finds it challenging. Anyway, the singer just started the song with his acoustic guitar, no drum bit, and the drummer, whom I drove home, was complaining the whole way home about how we had no set lists, the singer was calling tunes from left, right and center, and especially about how the singer had started this song without him. The drummer's a nervous guy at gigs - he *always* makes a comment about what we're all wearing, such as "oh good, we're all wearing jeans," as if one of us would go to a gig in Khakis or a tux, and he's even made comments before suggesting that we all dress the same way, such as a black shirt and black jeans or blue jeans. The singer's nerves trip is to get controlling things from the stage - such as song choice, etc. That's ok by me. The guitar player is pretty even keel, and so am I. You guys got any other good gig nervous habit stories?