..and I never play upright.. My band is doing an outdoor gig w/ no amps (no electricity) in June and someone has offered to lend me his bass. I’m thinking about picking up a few lessons at a local music store. But my real issue is this... Getting to the gig involves a long walk to a ferry, a boat ride, and another long walk to the stage. Total walking distance is about a mile...with a borrowed instrument. I want to just bring my acoustic guitar and do chords, but the band doesn’t like the idea. Plus, I feel like I should compensate the fellow lending me his bass. ?.. thoughts?