Here's a chance for some of you to stroke your ego a little. What is the largest crowd you've gotten to play for? Since it's my topic I'll got first: 35,000+ in the any instrument category. I was one of 3,000 band musicians (tuba of course!) playing at the homecoming festivities at FSU in 1976. I stood on the 5 yard line and was looking at the conductor on the 50. We were told vehemently to play to the conductor - NOT to what we would hear. They were so right. With the delay from other instruments it sounded like absolute crap at my position but perfect up in the stadium. In the electric bass category: between 2,000 and 3,000 at a beach show that I helped produce in conjunction with a local FM radio station. We were one of 2 bands that were on the bill. It turned out that it was the first and last time I would play with that band because after 3 months of blistering practice, our lead singer went out and proceeded to belt everything out of key! I was absolutely disgusted with the unprofessional attitude that I left'em to their own. Never regretted it either.