Well, lets talk about bad gigs, and more importantly, how you deal with them. I played last wednesday. If you read my profile, you'll see I play regularly on wednesday nights with an acoustic guitarist who also handles vocals. He's a great guy, very talented, but he was having some serious difficulties last week. 17 strings. Count them. That's how many strings he broke. 17. Now, imagine if you will, the stage we play on is about 8 feet wide and 5 feet deep. I stand to the left of the guitarist. Think carefully. The strings (yes, all 17 of them) that be broke all broke at the bridge. Nice clean breaks. Which send the long, now loose end of the string where? Oh yeah. The left of the guitarist. Whelts all over my arms, one fairly nice slice from the E string. It was miserable. To make matters worse, one of our monitors died during the second song of the first set (we play two 1-hour sets, often to requests we don't really know and make up as we go along). So, I was without a monitor. Couldn't hear myself. Which wouldn't normally be a problem, except for the fact that I was playing fretless that night, and because the guitarist had to keep restringing, he kept going out of tune. I think it was my worst gig yet. The look on the crowds face was less than thrilling. My intonation sucked horribly, because I kept trying to compensate for the out-of-tune guitarist. Anyway, after the second set, the guitarist, the bartender and I sat around laughing about how badly the night had gone. We drank. Unfortunately, I also have a day job and 3 children at home. Zero sleep. But..... I felt great about the gig the next day. Nothing could feel worse than how tired I was. I know this probably wasn't the best way to deal with a bad show, so I wanted to ask you guys here how you deal with a bad gig. FF.