Last Saturday I made the biggest gaffe so far in my banding career. I arrived at a job about an hour from home, opened up my case to find half of my trombone missing!! (The slide bit) In my haste that morning, when i decided to use my hard case as there was going to be a car full of people and junk, i'd forgotten to transfer my slide. Most embarrassing. As the only trombonist there for the job it made it even worse. I ended up missing the march (which was no bad thing considering the heat) and driving half way home where our other trombonist was having a fight with a car (hence he wasn't at the job) and borrowing his. What are your best gaffes....? my others include.... washing out a mouthpiece before a concert then finding i'd left it on the sideboard after i'd travelled 50 miles to the job.... :shock: leaving one shoe in edinburgh and having only one with me at the concert i glasgow.... :? and the other classic of leading the band the wrong way on a march and us ending up doing a u-turn in a builders yard!!