Just played a small gig on Friday that went well, but ... If we, as a group, have consistent trouble maintaining tempo throughout the course of a song, is having the drummer play to a click track a good solution? (Or is this a crutch we/he shouldn't need?) There are a few things I see as contributing to our problem, but it all comes down to everyone pushing and pulling each other in ways that inevitably lead us to speed up by the end of the song. I have a pretty good sense of meter, but I can only play behind the beat -- in an attempt to reel everyone back in -- for so long before it starts to sound like a mistake. I have no doubt a lot of it can be attributed to nerves and excitement, but I feel like it's something that's really limiting us right now. Any other thoughts besides the click track thing? Anyone else actively deal with this problem or do we just need to "relax, already"? Thanks!