In an effort to "learn through others' mistakes," I'd love to hear gig stories that didn't turn out so great. I'm sure there's a way to leave "anonymous" stories, eh? :)
I've heard of one member of a group (1st violinist) getting lost on their way to a wedding gig and the others had to make up music on the spot. Needless to say, the bride was in tears. (Poor thing!)
Since we do a lot of weddings, I'd really never forgive myself if something similar happened to us. I think I've done a pretty good job keeping the unexpected from happening (although sometimes the unexpected *does* happen, no matter how much effort is put forth). So, although my group has done plenty of gigs, I'm sure there's something new I can learn from others' experiences. :)
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