Hi folks, Played my first "blind" gig during the weekend, standing in for another guy with a band I'd heard maybe once, just playing bluesy stuff (i.e. lead guy calls "12 bar shuffle in E"), a few Hendrix, Bill Withers, Cream, Elvis, i.e. stuff most people would be at least familiar with. Went fine, I made my share of mistakes but nothing crucial for the best part. Have been playing in public for about a year and a half so was happy enough. Posting here to ask for general guidelines when playing in these situations. I came up with some the other night: - Forget the lines you remember or the lines you hear internally. Find the drummer's pattern ASAP and match it. - Be as mentally acute as possible...watch very carefully for signals and gestures as you can make no assumptions about what's next. Any pointers? I am hoping to establish myself around this part of the country as a usable "blind" standin.