Originally Posted by Raelthomas
I always have a beer or two before a gig. Never get drunk, obviously - but I find one or two pots relaxes me a bit.
Rehearsal... depends. If it's a nice day or later on the day, yes.
I also like to have a beer about a 1/2 hour to an hour before the gig, to relax. As said already by others, too much drinking is no good. I do not like to drink while practicing anything serious. If I do, the practice time is just wasted.