... I'm so used to getting there, setting up, checking things out, and playing the show starting at 9:30 or 10.
Tonights gig.. we had to be setup and soundchecked (running our MixWiz into the house PA.. and they have house lights) before 4 PM. Of course.. my girlfriend sends me a text at 3:30 with a picture of a package (an amp sim to replace my combo amp).... and now I gotta wait till tomorrow to use it (or even check it out, as my guitars and cables are at the gig)!
So it's been done.. I ran around to a few other local venues to shake hands and say hi to the people who book the bands.. and now I'm just kicked back, getting ready to head out to the venue in about 30 minutes or so. When I get there.. I'll just be singing and playing guitar really, maybe slightly tweaking the PA.. but I'm so used to playing the MIDI switch for the lightboard almost as a second instrument.
Still.. despite the different vibe to the day, here's hoping this turns into a great gig night.... it's a LONG day for a gig that isn't one of the higher paying ones... but it should be a busy room and a fun time!