My high School just had a battle of the Bands that my band played at that provides some good stories to share. Those things are always such crap "popularity" contests, which is what they are, but it's always those ****ty punk bands that every kid votes for that ends up winning. So it's basically conforming to being popular and defeating the purpose of them winning. That, and they all suck, but I'm sure everyone is already aware of the state of high school garage punk bands. Anyway, my band is me on Bass (of course, why else would I be here?) drums and guitar. I don't mean to sound like a braggart, but we're pretty f'n badass, easily most talented High school band 'round these parts. Our guitarist is amazing and shreds on Stevie Ray and Zappa tunes, and we have a very ecclectic sound, way beyond all these punk kids there to listen to three distorted power chords and screaming. But we're playing last, so we stand even less of a chance of winning because you can vote anytime during the show. But there was this band called the generix playing before us, and the show was running late and our drummer thought we would running low on time. They were babbeling about thier next joke song, and I called from our stage, "Stop playing" The looked over, confused and asked, "Is our time up? Are we done?" I call back, "You are now." And I flip on my amp and rip into Jaco's blackbird as the crowd starts applauding and going nuts (I don't know if they dug my playing, or just hated that band, either way its my proudest moment) Evan our guitarist stops me halfway through to tune and get a move-on, so we go into Psycho Killer by Talking Heads. I didn't really want to play it, but it went well, and Evan started modestly, sining and chunking the chords away, and the look on everyone's faces as he started to solo was priceless! They looked they **** thier pants.... But then we played the song I had been anxiously waiting for that I get to slap this funky little line I made up, and that imressed everyone. Good thing they don't how easy it is....Afterwords I had kids calling me a "Bass God" How easily you impress non-musicians, huh? Fun night though, despite issues, but our set went Psycho Killer, Star Orgy of the Amazonian Queen (My song), Moby's Dick, VooDoo Chile.