Gig tomorrow that was booked months ago..we hit at ten. Theres an opening act but I figured their bassist would use his own amp (sort of made that clear to the B/L before, if he books openers Im not showing up hours early so their guy can use my rig..simply too much down time for me). I thought I'd be showing up at around eight or so to load my crap in. Just got an email that the house sound guy wants us to load in at 5:30 and sound check us (the main act) first which means the opening bass guy will be using my rig. Guess I'll be leaving some of the nice pieces of gear at home. I love playing..but man I sure don't love this part of it. Who the hell has time to load in almost 5 hours before a gig and than sit around to wait to play. I know some people eat the entire lifestyle part of music up, the hang/downtime part included but it's a tremendous waste of time for me.