Taking crap for it too. We were supposed to get together Saturday, but on Thursday the Drummer fell ill and wanted to wait and see. My other Guitarist hosts a Jam nite every Sunday evening and suggested we come in early and do a rehearsal there, before the Jam starts. I said ok. But stuff piled-up on me. We are hosting Christmas Eve at our house and my wife was giving me the silent-but-deadly Stink-Eye when I said I'd be off to the Bar to practice while she stays home to clean and cook. Hate to be the spoiler of fun but, I had to tell them NO. Our next gig is NYE and we prolly won't have any time between now and then. My Argument is we have been together for 3 years, we know the stuff. Or at least we should! We don't have any new songs in the works, so I think we will pull it off without any problem.