We just had our best gig ever. Outdoor evening gig, one and a half hours, as part of The Wooden Boats Festival and Navy Week down here. It wasn't necessarily the biggest crowd or my favourite set list, but we played and performed the best we ever had, we were tight, polished, flowed well and had a bunch of fun doing it. It helped that we did the same show the night before, same set, same stage, same guys doing the audio and lights. Any little mistakes or stage sound problems we fixed tonight and I was a lot happier with my sound (new rig, Mark V and G-system), which made me more comfortable and new solo ideas flowed out of my fingers.
So what about you? What's your best gig ever? What factors culminated in it being "the best"?
Alternatively, if you don't play gigs, when have you played the best?