First off, I play roots reggae. I'm about to play my first gig next month and it happens to be a festival. I went and sat in on my band's current set last night for the first time. Last night was a Bar/Grill/Smokehouse. After watching the set and watching the guy I'm replacing (his battery died mid-song, played out the PA so there was poopy bass, and played the wrong basslines) I have no clue why he got that gig last night and I'm going to get thrown on the big stage for my first gig. But that's not for yall to answer, though normally you get your feet wet before you dive in haha. My question to you guys as fellow bassies, is how much do you move while performing? My band's singer is also the keyboard player, so he HAS to pretty much stand there. Drummie is behind the kit, and they had a last minute guitar player who didn't get into it until the end of the set, but he normally doesn't move much anyways from watching his own band perform. Our regular guitarist, yea he shys back too. Right now I've brought in a keyboard player to start rehearsing with us so singer can get off of keys and interact with the crowd, which will also allow for better keyboard playing, but as for me, I like to dance. I'm also going to sing harmonies and hope to convince drummer or keyboards to sing with me, cause that's another thing that was lacking.