Okay, I know there is at least one other open stage bass mercenary here on TB, hopefully more... so tell us about your home base and your "regular customers"... Myself, I play at several open stages in the downtown area. I usually try to go to at least one a week (although I really should try to go more often) Most of the music is acoustic folky-rock stuff - easy to pick up quickly and jam on. There is one particular open stage with a REALLY great house band... and I heard their semi-regular bassist has left ... The audience is, in general, surprisingly open-minded, if a little musically uninformed... the talent on stage generally depends on the venue, but can range from suckdom to pro level. Is this pretty much the same for all open stages everywhere? Please tell us about it!