It’s generally considered poor form for a gig to spring new music on you the night before the concert.
My gig wants me to play Stars and Stripes. As somebody who has had a lifelong love of Stars, this would normally be annoying, but I’d grit my teeth and do it because it’s a cool fucking piece.
It doesn’t feel good anymore.
... I don’t think I’m going to do it. And it’s going to be a really long, really awkward dead space when I don’t.