The Worst Gig recently celebrated its first birthday.

That entertaining site ( has compiled performance horror stories from acts like Def Leppard, Gillian Welch, The Sex Pistols, Owl City, Fishbone, Pat Metheny, Ted Nugent, X, Tori Amos, Flogging Molly, Wynton Marsalis, Henry Rollins, Fitz & the Tantrums, and many more.

While these tales from the stars are certainly dramatic, I imagine that the absurdity, folly, spilt blood, hurt feelings, and hard times are even more pronounced down here in the DIY world of independent music-making.

So, tell us your stories: What was your worst gig ever? How did it go? How did it end? How long did it take you to heal?

-Chris R. at CD Baby

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