^ A very good list Earplugs are a must. I have permanent hearing loss & tinnitus. Don't be me. Having a pedal board, like you do, is a lifesaver. I am used to 15 minute change-overs at gigs so it may be worth practising breaking down & setting up against the clock. The quicker you can do it the more comfortable you can be in any situation, even if you get longer to do this. Make sure that you get as prepared as you can be backstage before this change (open board, locate cables, etc). Another thing that I will recommend is that you pack down your rig fully immediately after finishing your set. The last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of time socialising and then have to go back to a mess of cables. I find it a great, Zen, way of winding down after a set, and that I can go and grab a beer knowing that my work is done for the night! You might well know this already, but you need to be serious if the new band is. Good luck, OP!