I did my first solo on Saturday night at a gig at our guitar player's house. I was nervous because tons of my friends were there. It was a solo I worked up for the song "Ain't No Sunshine." I screwed it up totally in practice when we were doing a sound check, but I played it better than I ever have when it counted. After the song a guy yelled, "the bass player rocks!" Of course, the guy was a good friend of mine, but it was still cool. I can't believe what a rush it is when you play something you've worked really hard on and you really nail it on stage. I bet this sounds like I'm 16 and just getting started. Actually, I'm 46 and I first picked up the bass about a year ago. After years of starting and stopping on guitar, and never getting serious, I picked up a bass and fell in love with it. I started playing in my wife's band after only a couple of months. I've always loved music, I have about 700 CD's and 400 vinyl records, so playing in a band is kind of like a dream come true. Anyway, I just wanted to share my thoughts. I always enjoy reading people's gig stories on this forum. Peace!