Well I've been playin bass for around 5 years (I'm 17) and I was in this cover band for a lot of my middle school career. We definitly had our good times (8th grade was peak). Our lead guitarist was in another band with his 2 cousins and they need a rhthym player and singer so they chose my band's rhthym guitar. Over the last 2 years they have grown so much more dedicated to that band and our band just hasn't been practicing or playin many gigs at all. We haven't officially called it quits, but I think it's kind of a mutual agreement (except our drummer for some reason wants to keep it going). Well about 3-4 months ago my friend who plays guitar really tried to get a band going and he chose my friend who is a bass player/guitar player to play bass and my other friend to drum. They jammed on and off with some guitarists but none seemed to wanna commit and also the drummer (who is one of our best friends) didn't wanna be committed. Well my friend decided to step up and sing and play guitar, have the bass player play guitar (which he is really good at), and have me play bass, which I was more than glad to do. We had a gig booked about 2 and a half months in the future (which we played 2 nights ago) and we couldnt have a drum set in the place so we decided to just get someone who could keep beat and have them play the conga. This proved an awesome lineup, and we started getting our 30 songs around (plus 1 original which we played). The time came and we were ready to play our first gig after 2 1/2 months of practice. Man, we killed it. We just nailed it and the crowd loved us and we were just on. I was so much more excited for that gig than I had ever been for that other band because I finally got to play songs I wanted and in the style I wanted. It felt so good to make $140 plus $126 in tips! Now the crazy part is that I guess one or two of the members of Peter Paul and Mary (popular 60's folk band) were there that night because they were on their way to Texas and they stopped to get something to eat. Apparently, they LOVED us and wanted to get one of our phone numbers to contact us and gave my guitarists/singers aunt some of their info. That's crazy awesome for us. The only negative part was that after the gig our conga player (who is primarily a guitarist) said that playin the conga wasn't really for him and that after the shows we have scheduled for this month he's gonna leave. But it's really not that bad cuz even tho this guy is really cool, he just doesn't quite fit in with the rest of us, and now one of our best friends who is a drummer is ready to commit and be with us.