I've been playing for about a month, but we had the opportunity to play at Taste of Syracuse yesterday. It was mostly soul/classic rock covers with a couple originals thrown in. What was nice was that backline was provided, so I got to fit my necessary cables, tuner, etc. in just the bass case. They had some GK head from the '80s and an 810 cab. It sounded pretty good, and holy cow does it push a lot of air. It went well. No major mistakes. It was a big open air festival with multiple stages, so I'm not sure how many people were there in total, but there were definitely in excess of 1000 at just the stage we played at. Not bad for a first gig. Edit (as requested): My gear is incredibly simple. Like I said, I used the backline amp. I just looked over the contract I was sent, and it was a GK 800RB into an Ampeg 8x10 cab. All I brought with me was my 10 year old Planet Waves pedal tuner (because it's not currently mounted on a pedal board), a 1 Spot, a 10' and 15' cable, and my Rickenbacker 4003 in JetGlo. I'm trying to be more simplistic in my rig, as I have a tendency to go overboard with gear.