There's mistakes, and then there's mistakes. The little ones are when someone misses a note, or drops a note or two while they're adjusting the controls on their instrument. The big ones can be pretty funny, like when the whole band forgets what song they're playing all at once, or each member starts playing a different part of the song, in a different key, while the singer's vamping 'cause she forgot the words. Sometimes there are technical factors that contribute to mistakes, like not being able to hear yourself on stage. Other times it's just.... Doh! My question is, how many mistakes do you (or does your band) make during a typical gig? Are they typically little ones, or do you get in one or two major flubbers during each performance? Usually, I'll do a few minor skip-notes during the early part of a club gig (when no one's there anyway), while trying to get the sound I want. My cover band probably manages one or two major flubs a year, usually it's because one person goes off and the rest start following. We've been playing together a while, which is both a blessing and a curse. We're so tuned in to what we usually expect from each other that when one person loses the groove, we sometimes assume that he knows what he's doing, and go along with it.