So... apparently my first live gig won't be with the alt. rock group I've played (and learned) with for the past few years, or with the experienced synthrock band I got into ~two months ago which is scheduled to get back on stage as soon as possible. Today a friend of mine asked me to help her band out, as they apparently lost their bass player. Punk rock/metal. Briefly saw them perform last Friday. Actually listened to the music and ended up at their rehersal today. Gig this Saturday, guessing ~100 people in the audience, tops. Oh well, who'd want practice and preparation anyway?