opening gigs is probably my favourite slot, nothing like taking your time to slowly warm up a crowd to some magical times.
closing is a pretty sweet spot too, similar nature, bringing people in
what they have in common is that they’re usually the longest spots, meaning you aren’t rushed to play banger after banger. this is the time you can really share a well curated set of tunes. it’s especially nice if you’re aware of the crowd you’re expecting beforehand, allows you to research what works.