Alcohol is the devil I tell ya. I'm so pissed. After about a year of hard work, my cover band finally got hooked up with our area's top booking agency. This means we get to play the best clubs, make the best money, and don't have to do anymore booking ourselves. We did an audition gig last week - it went great, and they gave us our second gig last night. The gig was going excellently, and then during the last set we start getting a little sloppy. No big deal, but it is to the singer - who put the band together. Right in front of the whole crowd he starts getting into an argument with my guitarist. The guitarist throws his guitar down and they're about to start a scene - THANK YOU KING ALCOHOL. I manage to squash it within seconds and it goes hardly noticed. Bartender caught the action, but blew it off I think. Rest of the set was horrible, bad vibe, royal screwing up - but we get through it. I try playing mediator, but they're both drunk (and of course don't think they are). To make a long story short, in the middle of packing up they get into it again, the guitarist grabs the singer by the throat, flings him into the drums, the bouncers all run over - and a nice little scene is made. They apologize and try to brush it off, but the damage was done. Sabotaged by my own people. The clubs call in a report on the bands, and my guess is - we blew it. Won't know till the beginning of next week - but damn, this really sucks. If people can't handle their drugs and alcohol, I really wish they'd get honest with themselves and do whatever they gotta do about their problem. A month ago my drummer woke up strapped to a hospital bed cause he passed out drunk and totaled his car while driving across the Brooklyn Bridge. That didn't change nuthin. The devil I tell ya...... Ahhhh... the life a musician. Gotta love it.