I once joked in a thread (one about you guys taking your gigs way too seriously) about missing a gig to go see the Red Sox if I had great tickets come out of nowhere. Well...... It's happening. I think we are going to a World Series game and I may have to miss a gig to do it. The sub is lined up just in case (tickets are not confirmed yet). And guess what? Nobody is pissed! Imagine that! I was booked as a sub. So what does that make MY sub? A sub-sub? Turns out the world will not implode if a guy misses a gig...... even one that was ALREADY ON THE BOOKS (dare I say it)....... and little babies will not lay dead in the streets, and grandmas won't starve to death, and little birdies will continue to fly. I did consult a scientist buddy of mine, and according to him there is a slight risk of ripping a hole in the space time continuum. But I'm going to risk it anyway. Here's the best part. The guy I booked the gig with actually said to me towards the end of our conversation "Hey so are you booked the Saturday after Thanksgiving?" WHAT????? He is actually going to offer me ANOTHER GIG after I CANCEL ON HIM????? He obviously doesn't read Band Management threads here at TB or he would know that's absurd. Sure, this is only anecdotal evidence of cover band gigs just plain being not that big of a deal in the big picture, but I thought I would share anyway. Sure they're fun. And sure you want reliable people in your band. I get it. But this is the SOX in the WORLD SERIES! The fine folks at the Sweet 'Tater Festival (or whatever festival this thing is) will somehow have to get along without me!