So there's a bunch of local musicians who have an open jam on Tuesdays near here. Tonight they were doing an acoustic set, followed by electric. They had a girl to play P-bass for the electric, but no one for the acoustic, so I grabbed my ABG and joined in. I've played for small groups of people before, in rehearsed bands, but I'd never done a live jam for a bar full of people. Yikes. Aside from the fact that it's been months since I played my ABG and I'd forgotten how to hold it comfortably, I'd never heard ANY of the songs we did and had to guess my way through. Also, for the intimidation factor, two of the four other guys on stage with me are international traveling, session playing musicians, one guy is the son of a fairly famous country music guy, and the fourth teaches music theory in the local college. And I proceeded, nervous and unprepared, to suck. Suck badly. Lots of root notes were heard on this night. and quite a few wrong notes, as well. I tried to turn slightly to follow one of the guitarists, but the feedback was out tonight, too. ...So after going through all that tonight, I think my gig down there next Tuesday is gonna be a piece of cake!