Last week I played my bass in front of people for the very first time. I played the bass line to "Stand By Me" at the reception for my daughter's wedding. My son-in-law played the melody on his alto sax. It was a surprise for my daughter. I started the song off with that simple riff and the "crowd went wild" well not really wild but they really dug it and I knew right then that learning to play bass (2 years ago) was the right instrument for me to learn how to play and I'm still learning everyday loving every bit of it. What song did you bassists first play in front of an audience?