A preemptive Thank You and Nod to anyone who reads this long, inane, rant: I have been playing music for 20 years now. I have, in my life time, been in at least 17 bands. I studied at a prestigious music school for three years... If I am being completely honest, I know I am a damned good musician. I know I can hold my own playing with well established professional musicians... I have... (this is not meant to sound like bragging, and I hope it doesn't, but I know this is the case). Despite everything I mentioned above, I have really gotten nowhere as far as being "successful" goes. I have never been in a band that has a following of people that doesn't consist almost entirely of friends of the band. I have never gone on tour - not even a one gig out-of-town thing. I have spent much more money on equipment, lessons, etc. than I have ever made as a musician. So here's the deal: I am currently playing in a band in which I really like the music... only it's not going anywhere, and I doubt it ever will. The band has existed in some incarnation or another for over ten years (I've only been a member for a year) - and we still play to about a dozen people per gig on average. My last band used to play to about 100, but I like this band better... Yesterday I found an ad on Craigslist for a band looking for a bass player... and they seem to really have their act together - they've already toured, done interviews, opened for/played with some established acts, etc. The thing is, while I do like the music, and I think they're really talented... it's not the kind of music I would normally play, let alone listen to. It is far from bad... but I've always been attracted to "innovative" and "inventive" music... this band, while quite good, are far from breaking any molds... I must admit, I am mostly attracted to this band because I think they can gain popularity and I want to play for more than a dozen people at a time... two of which are my parents... Am I "selling-out"? Is it okay if I don't care if I am? Again, the music really isn't bad... it's just not something I would normally want to do... but if I'm playing to a large crowd, I don't think I'd mind... Any thoughts would be appreciated... TL;DR - I'm thinking of joining a band that plays music I wouldn't normally want to play, but they look like they may become successful, and my sell-out-self likes that possibility. Is that bad?