Played clarinet "professionally" last night. With my band, The Experts for 100-200 people. I'm the bassist, but they cordially allow me to take a clarinet solo during one weird-ass song. I had it all worked out, but the stage pressure made me lose it immediately. The beat is very odd there, and I have 5 seconds to pick up the clarinet, take off the cap, lick the reed, COUNT, and start playing. I forgot the count part. I expected that, so I'd been spending most of the last week improvising on the clarinet in that scale, and it went OK. Anyway, the point of the whole bit is "holy shiznit, that dude is playing the f'in' Clarinet!"