First, the gig report. Last Saturday was, imho, the first REAL gig we've ever done as a band since I've been part of them in 3 years. We've done birthday parties of friends/bandmates. We've done quite a few neighborhood events where the drummer lives. But those are a bit of a 'captive audience'. This was our first time playing at an established place for $. That's a BIG milestone for me. Had a great time in general. Got there about 1.5hrs before showtime. As typical some glitches in the PA when setting up (in fact, I think I caused it. Put speaker into monitor amp input. Heheh. No magic smoke so it's okay!) Drummer invited some girl up to sing one song. Girl started too soon. I don't know why he did that, but new official rules: NO ONE ON STAGE BUT BAND! (Actually that was already a rule, but apparently drummer didn't understand that it even applies to people you know.) Also the temp dropped 10 deg around here in ATL between Friday and Saturday so it was GLORIOUSLY nice out. Everyone seemed quite happy and, most importantly of all, the owner invited us back! (the ONLY opinion I trust really!) Okay, that was the happy-happy-joy-joy report. Then reality hit. I recorded us and 2 days later I made copies for all the members and sent them out. Just 9 out of all the songs, but... they did not sound good. Really, they didn't sound good. Like... offkey singing, bad notes galore. Lead guitar player has gone into a funk (not blaming anyone but himself). Started a bit of an argument among others - not about the bad playing, but how bad is "too bad" as some want to ditch some songs that sound bad while others don't. So, though we had a great gig Saturday, I'm considering never recording us out (practice I certainly will!) again. Thoughts? Should I stop recording actual gigs and stick to practices?