It has been the experience of many seasoned musicians that “if it can go wrong” “it will”. So in the spirit of preparedness we offer 5 item classifications for your Gig Survival Kit. #1 Small tool kit that includes screw drivers, wire cutters, soldering gun and solder, flash light, duct Tape, Velcro and a string winder. #2 Extra strings and straps! Someone in the band will need them! #3 Extra Cables and power strips and extension cords! You may be able to repair the old ones but sometimes there isn’t time to do it! #4 Batteries and fuses! Make sure you have enough to cover the whole band! Consider effects, clip on lights, tuners, wireless mic’s and any other item that may need them. #5 First Aid Kit with Aspirin, bandages, antacid, Imodium, cough drops etc. It is always better to plan ahead so on a personal note don’t forget a Change of clothes, this one seems redundant but our drummer once got soaked to the skin 5 minutes before ShowTime and had to play the gig in his Speedo swimming trunks which was his only dry garment. A credit card with some room on it is another sound idea. So hope for the best and prepare for the worst and may every gig be your best! ick here to edit.