I agreed to play a gig with a local big band, along with three rehearsals beforehand. They said there was a set of drums there, so I took snare drum and cymbals. I also loaded the bag with throne, hat, and snare stand, but when I got there decided to use the hardware they had. I'm sorry I did so. The stands were all flimsy, but serviceable, but the throne about killed me. After an hour of playing without a backrest my neck started hurting, and I realized that my posture was to blame. Next week I'll leave my bag at home, but will definitely take my Roc 'n Soc, including the backrest.