So my son's jazz band was doing a performance, for a chain music store grand opening, yesterday. His instructor/teacher told him and the keyboard players to just bring instruments, because everything else would be provided. I dropped him off, at the tent, parked, then walked up to listen. But I planted myself at other side of the band, with my son out of my sight, and started to enjoy my coffee. They were playing a familiar set list, so I was expecting no surprises. But wait, I couldn't hear my son. The curse of a bass player, is always hearing the bass line first, then everything else second. That's why I thought sitting away from the boy would help me enjoy the music, for the group, and just being proud of "number 1 son"... So I made my way around to realize he was kinda playing, but wait a minute... They had a keyboard amp ready, but no bass amp, for the boy. His teacher, not wanting to make waves, told him to pretend play. Lesson learned, always bring an amp.... We had a good laugh later, then did some proper bonding at a real music store. Anybody else "lip sync" with their bass?