Have any of you guys ever played a show with little to no sleep the previous night? I'm not talking about like less than 8 hours, I'm talking about like 2 to 3 hours if that. I have a show tomorrow and I work nights. Usually I get off at 7:30 but tomorrow it will have to be more like 9. I also unfortunately have a dentist appointment tomorrow at 1:30. So I will get home around 9:30 and sleep until like 12:30, go to my appointment, get back home at like 2:30-2:45. I will then have another hour or 2 to sleep if I really want to before having to start leaving for my gig. I have never played a show like this before. I also play in a progressive metal band, so my stage presence as well as my note-playing abilities must be right on. The good news is it is a charity event, so the crowd will hopefully go easy on me. Any advice or recommendations to dealing with no sleep shows? I plan on downing major coffee and a 5 hour before the show. I would rather play a show wired on caffeine than in a drowsy stupor. P.S. I cant cancel the appointment. Tried it already.