About 10 months ago I joined my 2nd band. i played keyboards in my first, so this is my first band in which i play bass. we play metal covers, things like 'tallica, megadeth, maiden, saxon etc. 2 weeks ago we had our first gig. it went great! we played a bar, invited some friends (about a 100 people showed up) and played without many mistakes. public enjoyed, bar owner liked it, and i liked it too we played 2 sets, 45 minutes each. i love the rick i bought a week before the gig after the gig i could not walk around the bar for a minute before the owner tossed a fresh beer in my hands we got 200 for it, so we were happy with that yesterday we had our 2nd gig. it was a battle of the band kind of thing. we were to be the first band to play that evening, 3 bands followed us. each band got 45 minutes, but after 34 we were interrupted, show's over, say hi to next band! grrr! they cut us off, we didnt get to play my fave song, the 4 horsemen. we didnt had our own public. there were very little ppl at the time we played, later on more people cam in. people didnt really get the vibe. our guitarists couldnt hear himself. we think we sucked, some people we spoke to think we played fine. our stage presentation however sucked. there was no vibe going on between us and the audience, who where not with many and didnt know the stuff we played. how do you handle though gigs like that? how do you get a vibe going on?