Last night, I had my first rehearsal with ear plugs. I was a little anxious about it (not about the "good looking/attitude thing" because I don't give a dam' about that) but about my overall hability to play with ear plugs. The drummer and I bought some plugs and put them on. The guitarist/singer tried it but wasn't feeling comfortable (escially for singing) with them and quickly drop them, though we explained the risks. Well, next time perhaps... As for the playing with ear plugs, I was really surprised. In fact, it's great. The drummer and I were more relaxed, not stressed at all by the volume. We could hear each instrument better, and we played better, paying mre attention to every single note, not fearing to be stuned by a "snare drum attack" or a "guitar bombing". I surely recommand the use of ear plugs to every musician I know, for now.