By JR (guitar)
The first Semeron gig was in the summer of 2008 at the Varsity Theater, and I had no idea what I was doing.
Semeron was my first band, and other than playing the alto saxophone in middle school, I had zero experience playing an instrument in front of people. There were a million things going through my head the day of the gig but my biggest fear was that my gear would stop working on stage. “What if my amp craps out, should I bring a backup amp, what about a backup to the backup?”
For hours I sat and thought about disaster contingency plans; what to do in case of a broken guitar string, what if I hit the wrong chords, or solo in the wrong key. But as they say, you can’t plan for stupid.