Well, when I have stories to tell about my band adventures, they are good ones. Grab your favorite beverage and keep reading. First, I must say our New Years Eve show went out without a hitch. The crowd was a bit sparse but people enjoyed our music. My new Casino sounded good, my amp sounded good plus I didn't screw up any of the songs. Even Crazy Guitar Guy was subdued due to taking two Vicodins before the show due to back pain. People cleared out around 11:45 to make the trek to the small town up the road because they were dropping a sprint car from a crane at the stroke of midnight. Yes, you read this right..the rednecks got to see a sprint car drop 110 ft at midnight. It's tough to compete with this but hey we got paid. So the more interesting part starts after the show. We start loading up gear around 1:30 into my old Dakota. This woman pulls up beside my truck asking if her husband was in the bar. None of us had a clue who she was or who her husband was so we told her to go in and check. She gets out of her minivan and looks through the glass door to see if her husband was there and he wasn't so she got in her car to leave. She backs out the parking spot and proceeds to back over a curb and into some bushes and get stuck. We all think "great there goes us leaving early". Well, she then jams the throttle to the floor to get unstuck and rams right into the front of my truck....pushing it into the building and pinning our singer between my tailgate and the building. She keeps her foot on the throttle for about 5 seconds...smoke just pouring off the tires and then stops and backs up. She just sat in the parking lot with her 4 ways on and her head on the steering wheel. I proceed to jam my truck in neutral and push it forward to unpin my friend. Thank god he was ok...luckily Dakota tailgates are not very structurally sound so it folded and just gave him a bruised knee. In the meantime the bar owner tried to get the keys from the lady but she wouldn't give them up so he held his hand over the ignition so she couldn't get away. 911 was called and the medics showed up right away. While the bar owner went to get some info in the building, the medic took his eyes off the lady and she took off down the road. The cops were right behind her...she was doing over 100 down the highway and through a few small little towns until they were able to catch her at her home. It's amazing nobody was seriously hurt during the whole ordeal. I didn't notice at the time if she was overly intoxicated but I guess she blew a pretty high score when the cops picked her up. Truck is probably totaled due to it's age and the damage to front and rear. The gear was all ok as well and so were all of us. The moral of the story folks is do not drink and drive.