So up until a week ago I was in a pretty decent hard rock band. We played shows and had a small following and just basically had fun. We had a show last weekend and we got together at the drummer's house to load up our equipment and run through our newest song. When we began loading up our drummer informed us that for some reason his bass drum pedal was sticking to the bass drum, and he couldn't really play it. Apparently he had known about this problem for the past week but didnt do anything about it until 10 minutes before we left. He grabbed some rubbing alcohol and we left for the show. After being hurried on stage by the sound guy, we opened with a short jam to warm up. Our drummer stopped in the middle of playing, threw his sticks on the ground and said he couldnt play with his drums, and he was pretty pissed. We told him to just douse the sticky stuff with rubbing alcohol so we could keep going. So that was slightly embarassing, with the drummer throwing a little hissy fit on stage. But whatever, we let it go and played our first song. When we hit the last note of it, our drummer kicked all his drums off the drum platform and started screaming profanities and how he was so pissed and he couldnt play with those drums. The singer got so pissed at this he packed up his mic and left right away. The rest of us just kind of stood there on stage wondering what to do (the audience was completely silent as well - you could have heard a pin drop). The house lights went up, and music came through the PA speakers. We were finished. How embarassing. Needless to say I'm looking for work now.