Hi. I've just joined a new band and we're going to be playing our first gig in about 6 weeks. The songs we are playing are all "standard" tunes (Steely Dan, Sting, Jamiroquai, Hendrix, Van Morrison etc.) but I'm not 100% sure that I can mug up the whole set sufficiently in time. Just how uncool is it to work off chord sheets at gigs versus how uncool is it to screw up the bass line to well known tunes just because you're new? The rest of the band have done this before, so I'm the "new kid". My view is that it would be better to have the map and look uncool than not have the map and "take it to the bridge" before anyone else gets there! I'm lucky though that the guys in the band are pretty cool and won't think too badly either way... Opinions? Advice? PS. My usual gig is as a church bass player where we always work off music and I'm now familiar enough with most of the songs to cope without using it.