I came across this article today and thought it was pertinent for a discussion in Band Management. http://countrymusicnation.com/48771/travis-tritt-calls-out-brantley-gilbert-for-disrespect/ I have to say that I agree with Mr. Tritt. Sometimes opening for nationals means you get screwed on things like stage space and you have to accommodate "the star." I've been in those situations, and I've never been a prima-donna about it, but it can definitely suck the big one. Luckily, most of them have been pretty understanding and accommodating, even going as far as to ask if their pedal boards are in my way. But I've sacrificed on things, like going without a rig and even monitors. But I think Tritt is probably directing too much ire at Gilbert (which even though I like Gilbert, it blows my mind that Tritt is the opener on that bill). The arrangement is probably much more Gilbert's handlers' doing than actually Gilbert. Tritt's statement about kicking as many asses as you are willing to kiss on the way down rings very true, IME.