I got hired to do a live TV show here in St. Louis. It was shot last week, and it started in the most auspicious way. The singer brought in a few hired guys to play. The band was really good, and with just a quick rundown of the tunes, we were ready to go. The producer gave us the timeline of the show, and her hand signals. She would hold up her hand which meant "be ready", and then point to say "go". Our drummer would begin each segment with a pick-up, so we would not have to count when cued. We were going to start with 2 minutes of "Ain't Nobody", by Chaka Kahn. Remember, this is live TV. As the announcer was telling who the guests were, the producer held up her hand, and then she pointed. We tore into the song, and it sounded great. Apparently, however, the producer wasn't pointing at us. The drummer's view was obscured by the singer, and he misread the signal. So there we were, completely drowning out the announcer, while the entire crew was giving us the "CUT!" sign. No hard feelings of course, as the rest of the show was fine, but it was an interesting way to open our night.