Lets hear some experiencies with gig-related injuries. I think I have the grandaddy of them all. Around 1987-88, my band finished playing an early bar gig, so we went down the street to another bar to see a friend's band. Hung out and caught their last set. While tearing down his gear at the end of the night, the drummer was talking to a distractingly beautiful woman. As he talked to her, he took his drum seat pad off its base. Spoke to her some more, then went to sit down on his throne to take his snare off, forgetting he already took off the seat pad. He was wearing spandex (hey, it was the 80's . . .). Really plopped down hard. He ripped his . . . um . . . NUT-SACK open on the exposed hardware stick of his drum throne. Blood everywhere, and he had to be taken away by ambulance. Every time I played at that bar after that, I always had to stop and look at the blood stain on the drum riser. Also heard about, but didn't see, another incident involving the same band a few years earlier, where the guitar player was severely shocked during sound check when he placed his hands on his guitar strings and attempted to adjust his mic. There was apparently a severe ground problem with the way the PA was attached to the 220, and he was thrown backwards with an audible 'crack'. Again, ambulance was called, but he was OK although he passed on playing the gig.