I’ll start by saying I know the answer to this question already. I’ve been in this band for seven years or so. I replaced the original bassist. The band is mostly modern country, we’re all guys with other careers but are pretty serious about music. We’re well equipped and are playing some really great venues. Over the years almost everyone has severely cut back or stopped drinking alcohol at gigs. Except the BL (guitar and vocals), who easily makes up for the rest of us. In fact he gets ****faced at every gig, sometimes before the end of the first (2 hour) set. At the end of our last major gig, the BL and the keyboardist got into an argument. On stage. It continued outside the venue and ended with the keyboardist saying “I’m not playing anymore with a drunk”. Yikes. I’m not into the music genre much anymore. The BL gets ****faced at every show. He screws up songs, sometimes dramatically and noticeably. He contributes to late starts by being incredibly disorganized with his gear, even at large venues with PAs. He didn’t pay the band for nearly eight months. I’m friends or friendly with the other guys but not so much the BL, though we get along. The other guys are very tight with the BL though. The music isn’t really good. The money is always late—though none of us need it, but it’s a trust thing. The hang is only so-so thanks to the BL. So I know what’s coming, it’s just a matter of when. Feel free to comment. Incidentally, I just noticed that the site will replace all instances of ****faced with poopiefaced if you spell it all the way out. How long has that been going on? I must not curse very much on here.