I got an email from someone who replied to my ad that was looking for a rock/pop rock/prog rock band that needed a bassist. I had listed a lot of influences and the person said we have similar tastes, though he didn't tell me specifically which bands. Is it worth the risk of meeting a bunch of people you've never met in your life? What are some of the yays and nays? People do recommend getting together with friends with like-minded musical tastes and going from there; that's how a lot of bands started, honestly. With the exception of Sting and the Police, there are bands that still are out there rocking since the age of 10 or whenever they got together: Green Day, Rush, Yes, etc... I don't want to play at my church anymore. Not that the stuff is boring, but it does limit the abilities that I've been working on in the bedroom and I want to apply those in a setting where it's appropriate and suitable. Certainly, worship songs don't call for bass tapping or slapping (well most anyways). HAs anyone really clicked or made it relatively well joining a CL band?