ok, I'm a christian, just started to attend a new church in town. Got through auditioning for the contemporary band. First sunday, 4 sets in one morning. 1st set: - everything went pretty smoothly, feeling confident, everything is cool. 2nd set: - walk up on stage with a cocky attitude, looking around smiling, cue to enter, start playing, nothing comes up, check the knobs, the headphone amp, the mixer, nothing ...forgot to plug the cable on the bass! 3rd set: - feeling a little humiliated I plug in the bass, un plug it and replug it to double check, strap on the bass, cue to enter bass line, start playing ...ahh, sound! about 30 secs into the song the bass dives into the floor!!! the damn dunlop strap locks weren't fully locked in!!!! try to hold the bass with my right leg, while reading the music, balancing in one foot and playing (ever try to play with your right hand fingers while holding the bass up to position by pulling on the B string with your thumb?) 4rd set: - ahh, redemption! everything went good. And so has every other set since. Or so you may think! half way through the last set, we walk off for prayer, but nobody told me that while the pastor was praying we were supposed to walk in and set up! so the band starts playing after prayer without a bass player ...I run to the stage and set up just in time for the bass cue. talk about HUMILIATION!!!! this was all in ONE MORNING!!!!