Here's one of the worst/funniest things that's ever happened to me during a gig: Last night I was playing at my high school's holiday concert. We were playing in the auditorium that was decorated with strings of Christmas lights. For the first hour of the show, I was sing violently shocked every time i touched a piece of metal on my bass, strings included. Every note sense burning pains through my hands. My first thought was faulty power, so I plugged into a different outlet. No change. I then realized that it wasn't just my bass, it was any electric stringed instrument in the band. To make it even worse, no one else was having this problem, and no one believed me! After an hour of that, my fingertips were fried. Only then, I realized that the metal chair I was sitting it was resting on the string of lights, which were shorting through the chair, into me. Now I'm having trouble trusting any metal chair.