I have been offered the job as a hired gun by a band in my area. They have their act pretty well together and they want me to be their live bassist. The only problem is I have 3 practices to learn 8 songs, 5 songs are originals I have their demo and 3 songs are cover songs. So my questions is would look unprofessional if I were to go up on stage with a music stand and sheet music off to the side of me? Or should I make charts and place them on top of my rig? I don't want to sound like @$$ or look like a tool. This isn't my first rodeo I have been playing live since 91. Usually I am involved in the writing, or at least have a bit more time to prepare for a live gig. I know for some guys this would be a breeze but I am not at that level.