1: Never, ever, EVER, leave equipment or your axe in the car where it will be stolen. EVER. not even for 60 seconds.
2: Always be the person in the room asking the unanswered questions about the gig, pay, directions, and details.
3: Never cop an attitude with floor staff, security, bartenders, or janitors. It’s their club, not the manager’s.
4: Always introduce every member of any band. People are always interested in who is who.
5: Don’t know what to do with those extra drink tickets? Buy a fan a drink. They earned them and will feel super special, because they are.
6: Be prepared. Carry bottles of water, towels, snack bars & first aid kit with some batteries in your car or case.
7: Invest in a strong cell phone case, second cell phone battery, and a car/wall charger. Trust us on this.
8: Install a tracking device in your phone, in case it is lost or stolen on the road. (We use mylookout)
9: Map places (Google maps) that have stuff you might need within 100 miles of any gig and keep them all
10: Hydrate, medicate, eat, and relax at least 2 hours before any gig whenever possible.