Well, I had my first gig with my new band last night. After two weeks of practicing and learning about 50 songs, I got up on stage with my new bandmates and we rocked the house. It was good to be up there playing again. I was pretty nervous about playing after so much time off and only having two weeks to learn so many songs...but the night went great. Normally I don't get nervous before a gig. Excited yes, but never really nervous. But last night I was on "information overload" from all the practicing and I was nervous about forgetting half of what I learned. There were only about 4 or 5 songs that I really messed up on and I covered the mistakes fairly well. One in particular, I muted the strings with the heel of my hand and played more of a percussive sound rather than actual notes until I found my way again. We even pulled off some request songs none of us had rehearsed together, or in some cases, none of us ever played before, either as individuals or as a band. It was a good night and I'm glad to have gotten through my first gig as a new member without too many mistakes. It was way more fun than I imagined it would be for my first night out playing in awhile.