So we got together today for some rigorous practice for a show we're playing on Saturday. After going through our whole set twice and practicing more on certain extra songs, we feel more than prepared. However, the practice left me with a blister on my middle picking finger, which I use extensively. Yes, I understand that this is a technique problem, and I probably shouldn't hit the strings so hard. My question is, has anyone ever played a show with a blistered picking finger, and how did you do it without pain or breakage? Also, is there any quick, effective way to get rid of blisters? I don't want to pop it, as that may leave the skin on my fingertip bare. Can anyone help me?