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    Worst feeling in the world... cancelling a gig the day of the show.

    I ended up with food poisoning and was puking my guts out for HOURS.... I felt so awful but there was no way I was going to play last night.
    Worst part, it was a new venue we've never played before and I really didn't want to cancel. What are you going to do though... no way I could play. And definitely no way I could play to my own standards.


    Lets hear some of your bad experiences or times you've had to cancel a gig.
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    Hope you feel better sooner than later.

    I don't recall having to cancel. Had to turn down many, however.
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    Man Zach, so sorry you're having to deal with this. I had food poisoning once and got so sick for so long that it gave me a hernia.

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    I played the last night of a 5 night gig with a fever of 102. Puking was about the only thing I didn't do. I went right to the VA Hospital in LA where I was asked exactly how stupid was I. I told the Doc that I'm quite capable of being very stupid and if they keep me long enough that I would prove it to them.
    That was around 1980.
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    i tried soooo hard not to cancel but knowing I couldn't give it my best I didn't want the rest of the band to look stupid and with some people still freaking out over the entire Covid thing... i figured showing up puking and feeling like shit would be a bad idea lol

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    Maybe you have that Norovirus that’s been spreading fast. If so, you may need to stay home a couple days after feeling better. If no one else in home sick also, it may not be the Norovirus.
    Food poisoning, been there. I ate a bad pizza puff one time from a fast food restaurant and within 20 minutes was spewing chunks. Miserable feeling.
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    I had food poisoning a few months back, did not have to cancel a gig but that was a 1st for me and I was sick for about 2 weeks.. No fun at all, I am the type who starts reading symptoms on web md and my panic probably makes things much worse...LOL I had to go ona bland diet for about a week and let me tell you that is horrible.

    Always best to cancel, I fought thru a gig once pre-covid with a bad case of bronchitis/resp. infection and will never do that again. People were asking why the drummer had a jacket on one minute, and just a T-shirt on the next minute while turning a fan on and off and looking like death. I played ok somehow (atleast no one said anything about it) but my wife had to come to drive me home as I about passed out while packing up afterwards.
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    I have run the gamut in self induced poisonings. I've had food poisoning, sun poisoning, marriage poisoning, and last, but certainly not least, guitar player poisoning.

    I also seem to be prone to Mustang GT poisoning.

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    Are funny-looking electric ones next?
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    Funny looking electric.......................................... ........................what?
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    You know,those new electric Mustangs with no grill.
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    The sound Rick, THE FREAKIN' SOUND.
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    Okay,I get it.No electric cars.
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    If I want something electric that moves, I'll buy a set of Lionel trains or a cattle prod which moves things in my way (people) rather quickly.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

    YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW.

    VAE VICTIS

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    I HIT THAT AGE 20 YEARS AGO.

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