This is NOT meant to be a thread on the evils or joys of pot, I think that's been done ad nauseam. But here's the deal: wanting to gig more, I answered a CL ad for a cover band looking for a bassist. Exchanged a number of emails back and forth with the BL. All looks good. In my emails I mentioned my gear, experience, that I'm employed and have transportation, that I drink moderately and don't do drugs. Fine. After all this communicating, I get to the audition with these guys, all nice guys, and get set up. Then, all set up and ready to go, the BL mentions, "Oh by the way, we like to do 420 at practice," and everyone lights up. Not a lot, just a little puffing, but there I am just, like.... "ummm, OK.... I don't...." It's not that I can't handle guys smoking, I've been in other bands where people did. But it was pretty awkward to have it sprung on me on the spot like that with no notice, and to be the one guy in the room not partaking. There had been plenty of opportunity to mention it beforehand. Just made for an uncomfortable experience. Am I off-base here? If the guys in the band smoke, at what point DO you tell a prospective new guy and sound him out about it?