You know what?
We actually used to nail them down!!
We used those "fence staples" real big ones, and when the stage master was not looking and out of reasonable earshot we would bang them in.
The best time to do this was during tuning-up and sound checks so that a bit of hammering would not stand out too much.
We of course left always little holes in the wooden stage floor, so it lasted only for a little while before it was discovered and we got a real bollocking!!
I had a little ball-peen hammer in my stick bag, just for that purpose.
Another PET PEEVE -endless requests-:
At the end of the gig guys coming up to the stage, mostly quite sizzled, and ask : "Can you guys plllayy Take Five? "
Sometimes our band leader would give in, and we would try to perform to the best of our ability. but to play take Take Five decently is no mean feat, it has an odd meter; I think 7/8 and of course with Joe Morello on drums and Paul Desmond (Dave Brubeck Quartet) on Alto Sax, you had your work cut out to come even close!
Anyway those were the days.
Cheers and happy drumming,