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Jam!: Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business by Dan Lipson, Jeff Carlisi

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Chapter 12. It's the End of the World as We Know It

What to do when something goes horribly wrong. And it will. Count on it.

No matter how many times you prepare and plan for a concert, no matter how many times you rehearse and memorize, something always goes wrong. Perhaps it's something the audience never notices, and perhaps it's something that brings the entire show grinding to a halt. Every performer has a catalogue of horror stories. Here are mine.

The Stage Dive

When we were starting out, we had a rule: one man down, all men down. In other words, if some-body tripped and fell onstage, everybody would hit the deck along with him and start playing to keep the poor guy from getting too embarrassed. Donnie used to flail around all over the stage, ...

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