I have a gig Friday night, and I'm not feeling to good about it. It's a club we played at before with a bunch of other "hardcore" or metal bands (whatever you want to call it). This time we have a lot of the same bands (some of which are really good). Anyway, we have a new singer, and he sounds loads better than our last one, but he hasn't got a damn lyric memorized, so he's gonna bring his notebook on stage with him (kind of embarrassing). But the thing is, our setlist is really short...and I don't think any of the other band members realise it. It's even shorter than last time, and last time was embarrassing when we finished in 25 minutes and people were expecting more songs. We have two songs that are DEFINITE crowd winners. At the last show, when we played our first song, someone in the crowd actually yelled "I F***ING LOVE THAT SONG!" and the other good song has a REALLY fast mosh pit type chorus. But sadly, we will be performing NEITHER of these songs at today's gig Here's the brilliant setlist developed by the guitarists (I gave suggestions, but they ignored me): -Intro song (barely a song) -Semi-good Song -Song with a bass solo that I hate playing -Not-so-good boring song -Another song MAYBE (I don't know if the new singer wrote lyrics for any of our other songs) -Outro song where guitarist#1 and the singer plan on jumping in the crowd and moshing while the rest of us play (the song isn't even finished so it's gonna be awkward when we're suppose to stop) These songs are SHORT too, so we'll be in and out in 20 minutes tops, which barely justifies us showing up. And on top of that, guitarist#1 plans on using his brand new whammy pedal during the show in places where he thinks "it sounds cool" (it doesn't). We've practiced almost every day this week, and I swear, the guitarists are getting worse and worse, and are making mistakes where they never made mistakes before AND THE GUITARISTS WANTED TO TRY AND SELL T-SHIRTS TOO!!! Gawd, we don't even have a CD to sell (not a good one anyways), and they wanted me to pitch in money for band t-shirts. I said NO, so we didn't get any t-shirts. I'm going to print out this thread and show it to them. They'll probably just blow it off or threaten to kick me out, which I wouldn't mind at this point. There are gonna be some GOOD bands there, with real musicians whom I have a lot of respect for. I just know we're gonna be remembered as "that crappy band that opened for so-and-so." GIMME ADVICE PLEASE!!!!