Auditioned for a cover band last night. Here's how it went: 1. They sent me a set list with the song title, artist, key and first chord of every song, with notes about intros, endings, and transitions. 2. They rent a lockout rehearsal studio. 3. Their rehearsal room is full of top quality PA and recording gear, all set up and ready to go. Mic levels, EQ, compression etc. are dialed-in. 4. I arrived at 6:45 for my 7:00 audition, and everyone was already there, tuned and ready to play. 5. Vocal harmonies are spot-on. 6. Nice web site, nice big banner with the band name and logo, stickers, t-shirts, gigs on the books. Now, some of you guys in pro bands may find nothing unusual in any of that, but as a hobbyist / amateur, I gotta tell ya, it was way beyond anything I've ever experienced. It's nice to know that someone out there is doing it like that. Gives me something to aim for.