So this year I replaced the old guitar player in a Hard Rock cover band. I missed playing with other people so when the guitarist called me (he had my number from another band I used to be in) I said yes and I've been rehearsing with them every week to every 2 weeks. I got 15 songs down so far, it's mostly stuff from Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, a lot of the songs I never heard before so it was a bit of a challenge. We're getting to the point where we can play a one and a half hour set and the guys booked some gigs. First one on the 27th of Juli and second one on the 10th of August. Now last time I stood on a stage was about 7 years ago. I don't even remember all that much anymore apart from stage fright being a bitch. What are your guys recommendations? Things I should do to ace it? Now I know the obvious stuff, like drinking one beer or having one shot before I go on stage to take the edge off a bit, making sure I bring a backup guitar, spare cables, batteries, picks, strings etc. and obviously rehearse my ass off, I just thought some of you that gig on a regular basis might have some stories to share and some helpful tips for me Cheers!