So I'm not looking at gigging anytime soon (but I like to dream). Anyway I was talking to my guitar friend about first gigs and she flat out told me "Your first gig is going to suck. You'll be insanly nervous". There's a lot of truth to this (as far as knowing myself goes). So I was thinking to prep myself for my first gig I should start hitting open mic nights. It's one thing to suck by yourself but when you suck and it forces your band mates to suck that's a whole 'nother matter. A chain is only as strong as your weakest link. Anyway I was wondering what anyone else did to help prep for their first gig?