What a rush!!! Saturday was my first practice with the band I am going to be playing with. The band is called "Virtue 7" and we play hard rock type christian music.(all original). The band has been together for about a year but recently lost half of it's members who weren't working out. Earlier they had asked me to be the Sound guy for them and I told them sure. The day the three guys quit I was asked by the founder of the band if I wanted to think about playing with them. It is cool because my best friend is now their drummer and has always been my biggest critic. So they asked if I wanted to go to practice Saturday and see if I wanted to give it a try. I went with the intention of not playing, but rather going to watch and get a feel for the music and perhaps get some lyrics and chord changes for some of their stuff. As luck would have it I had been by my parents earlier in the day to get some of the last things from thier house. One of those things happened to be one of my basses. So I get there and they were like "where do you want to set up?" I told them I was going to just watch and get a feel for things, but they wouldn't hear of it. So I get my bass and bringit in and plug it in through thier sound system. and they start playing. Here I am standing there with my bass in hand and I raise my hand and ask, "Anyone care to tell me the chords?" They tell me the changes but that's it not when to change or anything else. So they start playing a song I've never heard before and I start freakin rockin the house. We went over about 6 songs, (none of which I had heard before) and I played them like I helped write them. My friend who as I said before is my biggest critic was even freaking out. He didn't expect me to play at all that practice and when he heard me he was impressed that I did as well as I did. He even noticed that I was not nervous about it at all. That was the most fun I have ever had playing bass since I started a year ago, and I can't wait to do it again.