True story. I had a fly out gig this last Tuesday up in Utah. I wasn't feeling very good, at first thinking it was just allergies but turned out to be a cold. Well, flying isn't a good idea I find out. The cold turned into a middle ear infection and the altitude of flying made me go about 75% def! Now this is only my second gig with Nashville artist Trent Willmon and I am wanting to impress even though I hadn't had a whole lot of free time to work on the tunes, so I had everything charted out to a "T". That helped a lot, but when you can't hear well enough to tell what others are playing, you tend to second guess your charts a lot! Got through the show without a major catastrophe, but it wasn't fun!!! I'm am at home now and have about 80% of my hearing back, but still feel terrible. Good news is I think I might have impressed him that I didn't flake out and I hung in there and did my best. I have a whole new respect for Clay Blaker's wife who played bass for him and over the years lost her hearing. She continued to play for him using a big amp rig right behind her so she could feel the notes, and sounded great!