I have a gig coming up on April 7 that I am seriously thinking of pulling out of. Read on if you're interested and let me know your thoughts. I'm the primary bass player in my church's worship team, and a couple months ago I was approached by a guy in the church who attends a local university and was putting together an all-campus Christian worship event and wanted me to play at it. My role was going to be playing in a band with a local female singer/songwriter who I'd played with before and really enjoyed it, so it sounded like fun. I said sure. From there it's been all downhill. First the event was postponed a month, which isn't bad in itself. But as the date approached I had no rehearsal info -- no info of any kind -- from the organizer. A couple of weeks ago I saw the aforementioned singer/songwriter at my church and we cornered the organizer and buttonholed him for information. It turns out that I was NOT backing the singer/songwriter after all, but rather some other male artist who I'd never heard of, along with the univerisity's gospel choir. So I was disappointed but said, well, alright, it's a chance to hone my session chops, and I stuck with it. I asked him what the rehearsal schedule was going to be and he said there would be one rehearsal (??!) on Thursday at 6:00 at the university. So I got off work early to get to the place and get my gear set up. 6:00 rolls around... and nobody is there. 6:30 rolls around, nobody there. I ran into somebody I knew and they gave me the guy's phone number; called him up and he said he had changed the time to 7:00. He had made no attempt to call me and let me know. At that point I was tired, hungry, and mad -- so I told him I wasn't going to play at all and he could find another bass player. But he basically begged me to stay on, and the male singer dude would be showing up at any moment and so forth. So I said I'd stick with it. The male singer dude shows up and we play through a few of his songs and things are looking up. I ask him what he has in mind to play, and he says he wanted to play some songs off his latest CD. I asked if that was in line with the event -- which was described to me as a worship service, not a concert -- and he said he was told it was a concert, not a worship service. So we found the organizer and asked him which one it was, and he said "Well, it's a concert and a worship service" but then said "It's a worship service." The male singer was pretty mad because he had planned out his playlist, and now he had to completely change it. On top of that, he asked who the drummer and keyboard player were going to be, since we were told there would be a full band of which we'd be a part. The organizer said there was no keyboard player (which I don't mind) but he said he didn't know the name of the drummer. "You don't know the NAME of the DRUMMER?" said the singer. I then asked the organizer if we, in fact, actually had a drummer lined up at all. He hemmed and hawed a bit and finally admitted that no, there was no drummer lined up to play. At that point, the singer dude just about walked out. But he said he knew a guy he'd played in a band with before who was a drummer and would try to get him to come. Before we left, I gave the singer dude my phone number and email and told him to call me to set up a time we coudl practice once we had the drummer. It's been a week, and we're a week away from the gig, and I've had no call from the guy. Further, I've gotten no information about playing with the choir -- no music, no nothing. And nobody else showed up for practice that night. So....... did I make a mistake in staying with this event as long as I have? Am I setting myself up for disaster next Wednesday? Is it too late to pull out of the event? Should I soldier on and make the best of it, or get out while I still can? Any thoughts?