My Wife went back to college 2 years ago. Figuring I now had lots of free time on my hands (no kids), I picked up the Bass as my very first instrument at age 42, along with some 'how-to' books' (a BIG Thank You to Ed Friedland!) At first the idea was to learn to read a little bass clef, and maybe play along to songs I like at home. After a few months of that, I got my first instructor. About a year later I switched teachers and upgraded from a cheap Yamaha to a really nice Spector. Stepped up from a practice amp to a 1x15" 200w so I could jam proper with a few friends who play guitar. A few months ago I started combing Craigslist for a band situation. I finally came across an open bassist slot with a band who's sound I dig, and their music isn't terribly complicated. I'm not sure my chops are yet up to par to play the role that their looking for, but I set up an audition for tomorrow with them anyway. I will be the last one to audition with them over the weekend, so I should know immediately after whether I'm one of the candidates that they'll consider. They eMailed me a new demo song that has no bass, so I know what I need to do there. They also have 3 older songs posted on ReverbNation with bass. I'm in process of learning them all as is before tomorrow ... like I said, not too complicated. (http://www.reverbnation.com/fernandosbones?mobile_redirection=disabled) Am I nervous? HELLS YEA!!! I'd be very surprised if nobody better than me shows up to audition, but I'm going in with the idea of at least having fun and making some new musical contacts around town. I just want to thank the TalkBass mods and registerees for all the great useful information that I've gleaned so far here in the past two years (even though TB somewhat cuts into my practice time on a daily basis ) Any last minute advice from veterans to someone who has never played in a band setting (particularly with a drummer)?? I know that personality goes a long way in a band setting ... flexibility, reliability, etc - so I'll be on my best behavior Any other useful tips?