Well in two weeks I am playing in my first gig! Sweetwater Sound is having their 5th Anniversary Showcase and my Build-A-Band class will be playing. We have a 3 song set and if I am honest with myself I am already getting nervous. We are all older players at 50+ years and relatively new to music, example I have been playing less than 2 years. My worry is the energy level we will bring to performing. It is a 4 piece band, drums, keys, guitar and bass. The guitarists is only comfortable playing when he is seated and is pretty much hunched over his instrument so that leaves me as the only one standing. My personality is more an Entwistle than a Flea but I think someone will need to project some emotion for the band. I also don't want to appear inauthentic either. My plan is to spend the next 2 weeks practicing emotional content, just hope I don't come off like Jack Black in School of Rock, although I did love his sincerity. Thanks for listening, wish me luck and I will update after the gig. Oh yes I want to thank everyone on TalkBass Forum, I have received more help here then you guys know, it has really helped me reach this stage of my musical journey. Thank you very much.