The Liberty High School Marching Patriots (shameless plug) had our first show last night... We played "Baba O'Riley (teenage wasteland)" by The Who, "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen, and "Schools out for Summer" by Alice Cooper. I was pretty nervous.... the pit was playing in the quad until about the 10:00 mark in the 2nd, then we pushed all our stuff out to the field and onto the track to wait for the show to start... I we were having a group discussion, then Jessica (El Uber Sexy) came to talk to me, so that calmed me down quite a bit... We saw these two kids making out, so we threw ice at them. (Aren't we sooooo punk?) Then it was time to go and play.... I start pulling my bass, amp, keyboard amp, and extension cords out to the 50... plug in and am done tuning about 8 bars into teenage wasteland... but thats ok, I have a 16 bar rest. After I come in, and and have played a few bars, all the nervousness goes away, and it was suddenly fun, and not nerve racking. We get through teenage wasteland perfectly... (think, I couldnt hear the horns so I just assumed i was on time) then we start hot for teacher, and I play it just fine... the marimbas were having trouble... but ya. The only time I could even be heard was during the marimba/bass only parts... so that was probably a good thing. Then the horns did schools out.... and they ruled. no one else has the music for schools out, so we got to sit there and look purty. It was our first show, it was a stand still, and we didnt have to wear our uniforms... it ruled. Oh, and is playing in front of 1000+ people for your first time playing bass in front of people and not flipping out an accomplishment or anything?