Man blissfully playing violin with text "Finding On-Stage Bliss – Gig Gab Podcast 179"In both the lead-up to a gig and the setup at the show there are many opportunities for things to feel like they’re being derailed. Too much of that – really, any amount of that – has the potential to impact your perception of the gig. And, as the performer, your perception is clearly communicated to the audience. How do you get past it?

Listen as Paul and Dave talk through their weekend gigging scenarios that could have been disastrous, yet turned out quite blissful.


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 179 – Monday, August 27, 2018
  • 00:01:03 Line check vs. Sound check
  • 00:03:19 Behringer X32 – There you go!
  • 00:06:12 “There was a green room… evidently.”
  • 00:08:10 Don’t want to cheat the patrons
  • 00:09:38 Proper communication goes a long way
  • 00:11:30 Managing blissful unawareness
  • 00:14:35 Manage communication and emotions
  • 00:17:30 Be happy: Fake ‘til you make it
  • 00:19:50 Managing that first set length
  • 00:21:23 Transitioning from Rocking to Reading!
  • 00:23:36 Surprise: Schedule change!
  • 00:28:37 Remember: It’s probably going to be fine
  • 00:32:38 Take a chill pill
  • 00:34:38 GG 179 Outtro
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