So many things can have an effect on your performance ability. At times my playing ability is much greater in the practice room than it is at a live performance. Most of the time my nerves are my biggest distraction. At my last gig it was a combination of one of my band mates taking a picture of me during a solo and me checking out an unusually young lady in a little white dress at the dance we were playing. Most of the folks that come to the dances we play are at or close to retirement age. Not sure if she was dancing with her daddy or her sugar daddy.
The solo was on the closing number and I started to play it in the wrong key. My horror turned the solo into a fumble fest. The funny thing is that I don't think any of the dancers noticed. They cheered more than normal and were upset that we had to leave. Apparently we had to vacate to allow the stage to be taken down in time to meet the requirements of the room rental.
Anyway I messed up this time due to having too much fun rather than being stressed out. I'll take that and work on being a little more focused at the next gig.