Then I started thinking ... which always goes badly for everyone around me
In theory, to play a show I need one guitar, a cord and a DI box, and maybe, if I am smart, a box of CDs to sell. I have used my PA twice in the last year (maybe three).
Do I stick to this? No ... I don't. Friggin wormquartet shows up with a Discman and he's ready to go. What do I do now ???
I take at least two guitars, for different tunings. Now that there are songs on the new CD that are on the 12 string, I feel that I need to take that occasionally. I'm working with my PODxt so I can control my stage sound better, which means another bag of gear. So, to play a show in an optimum way ...
Three guitars, in cases (well yeah)
Two boxes of CDs, just cause they look good in the boxes.
A bag with the PODxt, the pedal board for it, a small mike stand to put it on.
And, if I need it, my little, although not terribly portable, PA.
What is wrong with me?