First of all, who is playing drums here? @SixesAlltheway @SinisterMinisterX @Lego More I forgot or don't know about? Please join the club! To kick this off, I've been wondering about something and I am curious if you guys have any experiences with this. If you need to play a set of, let's say an hour and you're playing intense music and there's this one song that you're a bit worried about because it requires a fast hi-hat pace that tires your arm. And 4 out of 5 times, near the end of that song you can't manage to keep up the same speed. If you've had a say in it: Where would you put it in the set? I am not sure really. More in the beginning because then I have more energy left. Possible downside A: I am not warmed up well (or well enough) yet. (Although after two or three songs I certainly might) Possible downside B: After this, there many intense songs left, not per se as arm-tiring as this one, but there's still quite a lot to go. Is that smart after a tiring effort? More near the end because then I am warmed up more. Possible downside: I have less energy left. Of course, in the middle sounds like a compromise, perhaps the easiest solution, but perhaps you think beginning or end is better? Another aspect: Would you tend to put slow and calm songs before and/or after it? I'd say after is pretty nice, because it gives me time to rest a bit before more intense material looms ahead. But how about before? Thinking about Maiden, they often did fast songs in the beginning didn't they? Then again, Nicko probably warms up a lot before a show, and I am not doing it like that. Usually, there's no time and place (and kit!) for it.