I have not been actively involved with a rock band for awhile because of other obligations, but an ad for bassist popped up, I went to their website, and liked what I heard and saw. Gigging part time band. So, I emailed the leader, we have been sending emails for a week or so, and yesterday we had a phone conversation. He was trying to find a time for audition, but the band has some gigs coming up this and next week, so that has to wait a week or two now. Then he dropped a bomb ... I am just looking for a sub right now, it was in the ad. The bass player we have changes his mind about being in the band, but you could be in the band if things change. This really annoyed me. First of all, it was NOT in the ad. After spending a week or so back and forth getting to know each other, neither the ad nor he mentioned it was a sub thing until yesterday. I really like the band, do not have anything else that sounds good for an audition, and it would be good to learn the material and audition, but I am really on the fence. I cannot stand this indecision stuff, well, he is not sure if he wants to be in the band stuff, and, in the past, every situation like this never turns out to be an opportunity for me. Seems to me, if a band is unhappy with someone that should just get rid or him or her and find someone else. Just do it, you either are 100% about the band or you are out. I am not convinced that this is a bad enough situation to make him get booted. Would I want to be in a band with two bass players, the main guy doing some gigs, and me getting the leftovers? Maybe the lower paid ones too. Not a whole lot of bands around doing the type of setlist they have. If I did not really like what they are doing, I would say forget it. But, if the ad had said sub I would not have answered this. But, a part of time is saying forget it anyway and this is like bait and switch and sheesh, I have not even auditioned and there are already problems. Anyone had a situation like this?