Re: girlfriends, wives, and the like coming to gigs
I have not gigged out yet but we are getting close. My wife does come to open mics with me and encourages me to get up there and play. Me and my band practice twice a week in my basement after work and the wife is very accomadating.
She will come down and offer beer, applause, and even criticism although she really does not know anything about music which kinda rubbed me the wrong way at 1st, but my lead guitarist told me that those are 90% of the type of people we will be playing for so her criticism is very important and more helpful for what we are trying to do.
This is a good thread, I always thought that it would be great if I could pay my way in life by doing nothing but playing drums but after reading some of the posts here it is kinda sad that it is just like a regular job. Not sure I would want to do it full time if I could not enjoy it the way I do now.