Played a couple of gigs as a guitar player many moons ago, recently took up bass and played a couple of informal house parties for friends but last night was my first ever gig on a stage, with lights, sound-guy, playing in front of strangers, etc. Made a couple of small mistakes here and there but I don't think the audience really noticed it. Couple of embarassing/noob moments, the first was during setup, sound-guy asked if my amp had a "direct out"....I've heard this term before but didn't really know what it meant so I said sheepishly "Not sure"....he looked on the back and said, "yup, there it is", plugged his cable in and that was it....nothing major, but felt like a dumbass for a minute. The other crappy moment was during one of our songs in the middle of our set, the singer accidentily stepped on my tuner pedal and I didn't see it, so I played half a song with no bass at all...I kept playing but obviously couldn't hear myself. When the song was over I wasn't sure what happened, but looked down and saw my tuner pedal was on, so that would explain it. Other than those small issues, the set went great! We played for about 45-50 minutes, got good crowd reaction/applause, compliments after the set, etc. It was a lot of fun! TL/DR: Played first set, went great except for singer stepping on tuner pedal shutting off my bass for half a song.