Hi, I've been having this fear for some time and I got to thinking there was absolutely no way that I alone could feel like that... About 2 and a half years ago I bought my first bass after seeing a local guy playing what was absolutely mind blowing to me. The band he was in wasn't the greatest but he was adding so much more than the muffled bass in some music I was in at the time, It created an atmosphere. For me, that night is still today an inspiration to better myself(eventually, only the photographic memories will remain). Lucky me, along the way came amazing friends who I know will always be down for a good jam. It's a tightly knit group and I always felt like I belonged with these guys. I'm not talking about a band or anything(we had 2 basses and a good lead but an apprentice(and I mean that in the best way) on rhythm. No one plays to be in a band(except rare ego trips by the lead), everyone just has fun getting together, It's never so much the product, sometimes it's what goes into making it. I feel like there's always something to learn but especially so right now because in 4 months I'm moving 800 miles away. School obliges, I just come from such a small city where there is so little resources. More people, etc. I've always liked the mellow mood around the jam space, nothing is taken too seriously, we just geek out on these instruments(the rhythm usually says that the lead is wanking way too much.) We were never the "Seeking experienced..." type. I know I won't be able to find the closeness I had with friends who I've been with 15 years but I'm wondering where to start. While I feel comfortable with my playing I know very well how little I know compared to how much I feel should know, anything I can focus extra hard on while maybe leaving some for later?. Trying around for a band sounds very daunting, but I'm attracted by the idea since it might be the easiest way to find people to play with. Has anyone ever been in something similar? I'd be dying to hear some pointers or stories!