Plan.it usually always happens with us...
so my question is:
How do you guys prevent having dead time on stage?
Dead time on stage.. .sucks, big time. It's almost always avoidable.
I detest watching bands fiddling around between numbers. It's un-cool & very amateurish/unprofessional. Like a middle-school band playing their first school gig.
We always plan as well as is possible & hit the audience, from the off, usually three in a row, then say hello & get back on it.
If you play good music why not present it well. Very well.
Remember you're on stage, not in a rehearsal studio.
Never ignore the audience. entertain them with your music, presented in an entertaining way.