Thursday I was asked to sub a gig on drums. Its an instrumental band I play with a lot, kind of a quiet coffee house thing ( I may be asked to join soon, the drummer is being un-reliable). anyway, the drummer bailed on the gig and I only had about an hours notice. I use just a converted floor tom for a bass, a snare, a ride and a hi-hat for the gig and thought I had everything with me. I was leaving the bass out fort this gig, the space to set up is very small and it would be ok without it. When I got to the gig and was unloading my car, I realized I forgot my stand bag. I had nothing, not even a snare stand! I really wanted to cry, I just rushed around getting a sitter for the kids, and getting to the venue and totally screwed up by missing my stands. I didn't even want to go in. soooo, I put the snare on two short stools so the reso wasn't choked and put on one of those foot tamborenes the guitar player had and somehow, it worked out. I used brushes the whole time to swish the snare for a fuller sound and it was one of the more satisfying gigs ever. 3 hours, 100 bucks, one beer and no sweating. all gigs should come of so easily!!