I've recently moved back to bass after many years on guitar. Actually the band I was in high school I played bass with (30 years or so ago), though outside of a few parties, we never played a real gig. I sold my bass and amp during college and since then have played guitar in a few bands. Played bars, radio shows and whatnot during that time period, then the kids were born and I pretty much stopped playing out. Though I did have a bass during most of this time as well, as my guitars. Now the kids are older I decided to get back into music, and I figured I'd try to find a cover band that actually paid well, that needed a bass player. After a few misstarts I ended up getting called back from a band that I had tried out for, but ended up missing out on to another player. Well that player quit 2 weeks before a gig and they called me up, and of course I said yes. The gig was a private graduation party for a friend of the guitarist's family, so it wasn't super critical to be 100% on top of the material. Went in with 30 songs, of which about 10 I already knew, and I charted out the other ones. It was a blast, so much more natural for me to be thumping on bass for these songs, than playing the guitar parts. Only had 2 parts that I feel I totaly blew it, but knew enough to hang back for a measure and get back into it. On the otherhand I noticed after the first set, that I was in such a hurry to change clothes after the load in, that I forgot to zip my fly up. Thank goodness, I had my shirt tucked out and that it covered it up. Also halfway through the last set, the food that I had eaten was moving through me, and I had to let the gas out. Don't know if it was a noisy fart, but it did omit an odor. Not too bad, the rest of the band never said anything, so I think I squeaked that one by. This is gonna be fun, not having to help front a band, but sit back and drive it from the low end.