Back in my playing days and again now that I've gotten back into it, I always practiced and played in 5 piece (or more) bands. I never found it overly confining because that is really all I knew. Until now. I just got home from an hour long tryout that lasted 3 1/2 hours. Bandleader singer/guitarist, drummer and me. All I can say is wow! Simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying! So much room to spread out yet so much exposure for playing a bum note or two (or seven!). The good knews is, I got the position. The better news is, it's a band with paying gigs lined up for the next several months (out into September). The best news is, these guys are tight. Pinch me!