For example: There was a mass exodus right before my set. Literally 1/3 of the crowd went to get a drink, go to the bathroom or smoke. They eventually came back throughout my set but this effected callbacks and references throughout my set. I caught fire and found my stride in the middle of the show and had a great run of bits. I was gearing up for a strong finish when the check drop (which usually doesn't happen at bar shows) came really late (in the middle of my closer). It was really distracting but I went to a back up closer after that and closed big (without a microphone because the stand broke during my second to last bit).
Despite everything, it was a fun show. I sold a few cd's and saw a girl that looked exactly like Rosemarie Dewitt. Good times.