bit of a bad story really. this was our second gig as a band, the first being the same place a year earlier when we had only been together for less than a year. previously called "The Pink Kittens" out of being unable to think of a decent name, we were now revamped and called "Heavy Metal Detectors" and we had to play 4 songs (not many, but we were just starting out). a few days before we'd only just finished writing a song, and had 2 hours to practice on the same day as the gig, so we got down to work and played solid, finishing knowing the song exactly later the same day at the gig, we came to play the new song and not only were the 2 guitarists out of tune, but the lead guitarist/vocalist forgot the lyrics and got lost less than halfway in. the drummer, as drummers do, was also going far too fast, especially as the track was written to be at 200bpm, and having only been playing bass for less than 2 years, my fingers were hurting like hell by the end of it. at the end of the gig, the vocalist said down the mic "that was worse than last year" in a really morbid way which made us look like we weren't enjoying ourselves and made us look crap. on a lighter note, the last song we played was the ace of spades by motorhead, and that went down a storm! also, i was told by the guitarist/vocalist that i was the only one who didn't get lost and that it was good that i kept it going. arse to battle of the bands, we came 3rd out of 3 that night. i'll be better prepared next time.