The thread about cancelling the gig due to the hurricane got me thinking. What's the worst gig you didn't play? You know, the one where you dodged the bullet? For me, it was in 2010, when Nashville got 13 inches of rain in less than two days. There was massive flooding, street closures, and general chaos. The first night of the flooding, my then-current BL contacted us to let us know that "the show must go on". He had talked to the venue owner, who told him that it was up to the band as to whether we played or not. The venue owner wasn't expecting much of a crowd, but he lived across the street, so he planned to be there no matter what. By this time, roads were flooded, schools were closed, and there were widespread reports of massive, city wide issues. Everyone else in the band replied to the BL, telling him that we didn't think it was worth it. He insisted that we play. I was the first to put my foot down, and refuse. The rest of the band followed suit, so the BL decided to play it as a one man acoustic gig. And so he did. He played to exactly ONE person the whole night (the venue owner). On his way home, he drove into some standing water, and flooded his van and trailer. Lost all his gear.