Ok, here's the deal. I've got the opportunity to audition for an actively gigging classic rock cover band in my area who has gigs scheduled in some of the larger bars and clubs in our area. I've played a little guitar for years(just strumming around), and have played bass seriously for a year and a half. Ive been playing with a non-gigging oldies group for about 8 months. I know the basics of live sound, but I've never played live. - Here's the ad: "J***l, an established Classic Rock Cover Band is auditioning bass players for their 2009 gig schedule. Looking for a professional minded experienced player. Background vocal ability is a plus. Learn more about the band at www.*****.com." How do you know when you're "professional minded" or experienced? I'm committed, and I'm learning music theory. I already know about a third of the songs on their list, and the others aren't overly complicated. Should I audition, or let it pass? How do you know when you're ready for something like this?