Not sure what heading to put this under - could be basses, could be gig stories, could be misc. Trying misc...... The Nerve played a b'day party tonight for an old friend of ours. Many years ago I sold this guy my first bass, a Fender Mustang. Tonight as a birthday gift to me (it's my b'day this month also), he gave it back to me!!!!!!!!! I almost cried. I'm not even that close with the guy - but he said he never plays it, and knows how much I loved it. Damn! It was so totally completely unexpected. I am a really greatful guy this evening. PS. Just wanna say too that what goes around really does come around. He chose to have his party at a place we were already booked to play. We generally get the cover at the door. Since he was inviting around 60 people he wanted to pay for them individually (out of his pocket) and give them free passes to get in. We told him to just give them passes and don't worry about the money, we'd play for free as our gift to him. We were happy to just have all the extra people. I was expecting nothing in return - I wound up with my old Fender Mustang. Just gotta say DAMN!!! one more time.