I totally had the worst gig today. I used to sing in a band and I was playing with the former rhythm guitarist and drummer (Who's real good) at this little show. Well, we were following our friend's band, and we invited a lot of people. When we got there, there were a bunch of rap-loving people there who yelled at my friend's band when they started setting up and doing sound checks and such. They were sort of angry when we told them we played rock. Anyways, this band played and they did great, although everyone slowly left during their set (They were good, it just wasn't the people's style). Then we were up, by the time we played everyone except my friend's band and the people that worked there were gone. No one we invited came, but it was actually a good thing. This was my first gig playing bass, and unfortunately I had to sing at the same time. So we opened with Monster Mash...other than the vocals being pretty muffled and inaudible (My voice is deep, it blends in although I sing the song better than any other) it was pretty good. Ending was a bit blotched, but not too much... Then for our second song, we did Big Balls by AC/DC. Well, we had only practiced twice before this gig together, and all in all, it sounded fine at practice. However, we had to learn the lyrics today in school because we're lazy and we procrastinate. I don't think we ever got through the song full though (The guitarist and I were to switch off lines, BAD idea) practicing, yet we decided to try it instead. Even worse idea...we got through first verse, blotched first chorus, and totally bombed second verse. So I started cracking up laughing and it pretty much screwed up the second verse. From then on, we finished it instrumental, and when it was done, we were just sitting there with embarassed looks on our faces. Then we did 2 originals, a parody of Hey Joe, and a little impromptu jam introducing the band. It was just plain bad, and unfortunately, I'm going to have to watch the tape of it tomorrow. Someday I'll look back on this and cry. This really shot down my confidence about being decent on bass, though I guess when it's built back up again, I'll be even better....it may not sound so bad, but you'd have had to be there to appreciate it's true horribleness.