I was playing pool today in the student union and this guy I met once before briefly came up to me and asked me if I wanted to play out in his band. I was hesitant because I was all set to start some originals with a friend of mine, but then I found out we would be getting some sweet cash! Apparantly this GB cover band had a following for about a year but then broke up, and now wants to get back together minus one guitar and bass player, and he heard I would work well to fill in the gap. Now, I've been in cover bar bands before, and while I hesitate to do covers, the financial reality sank in when he told me the band asked (and got) $700-800 a gig, minus $300 for a sound guy. They've played at Summerfest (Wisconsinites know that's a big deal), and while I know we won't start off that well since they've taken a break, we're under the same name and should be getting some decent cash. Being the poor college student I am, I quickly (yet smoothly) accepted. He's mailing me the set list tonight. Hot damn.