Hey, you’re still a rockstar. It’s like the mob.
The OP was obviously looking forward to the gig, and for that I share his pain. Losing gigs is the worst. And out there? Ugh.
Speaking for myself, in my 50s, mortality is becoming more apparent by the day. I hate the feeling of wasting time...
OK. Then you know what you’re getting into. I will say this, I hear big differences in the two amps. That guy has a REALLY good JCM 800. There are mediocre ones, they were pretty good ones, then there are stellar ones.
Now, I miss mine really bad. Dammit.