My favorite gig I have ever attended was Eric Johnson at Nicks Uptown in 89'. He was at the hieght of his tone and abilities. His writing and style all came together and he was just the best of the best. Add to that he had regular gigs at Nicks about every other month and each one was getting better. One particular special night had a band called The Cartoons open for him (friends of ours that were terrified at the prospect). Both bands had a rare magical night where the audience was putty in thier hands. By the end of Erics last (of many) encores, all the hanging lights in the club were swinging people were going nuts hanging on every note. Very, very special night of live music. I have never forgot it. At the table next to ours was a very gobsmacked Phil Collins who stayed until the end of the last song. They were screaming as loud as everyone else. Eric released Ah Via Musicom with the material of those days and won a well deserved Grammy. Best gig I've ever played was my last with a band I really loved called Reatta. It happened to be New Years 1997 at our favorite room. It was a very special and emotional night. We were very relaxed that night because we were focused on just enjoying our last gig together. One of the tightest,most polished bands I ever played with and all great, talented guys. Folks that had followed us everywhere said it was the best we ever sounded and the most fun they had ever had with clothes on. That was the last time I played guitar for a 16 year stretch. I quit because of my sons deteriorating health. My wife and I both re-engaged in music in 2013, and I joined this forum. Its really helped us heal the loss of our son. Music is very special that way. That night could not have been any better. Sorry I rambled on so.. Do you feel you have peaked musically or not yet?