Last couple of years I did this as December was progressing, but... I forgot. So, to celebrate the new year, take a look back through your calendar, and let us know - how many gigs did you play in 2017? For purposes of definition, let's say a "gig" means you played in front of an audience and money changed hands. Not talking about studio sessions or volunteering for a church worship band (though paid church gigs would count). However, if you want you can count showcases and benefits on the assumption that someone involved spent money for the show even if it didn't go to you. I've had pretty slim pickings since getting booted from a busy classic rock band - yeesh, a couple years ago now. My own modern alternative cover band had about three gigs and I was asked to sub for a handful more with a friend's classic rock band when their regular bassist was having surgery. I think it was about eight gigs for the year. Hoping to be way busier in 2018.