Here's the deal: for the last couple years I've been running sound and for the last few months, filling in on rhythym guitar, for a high-energy party band. Recently though, their bass player (lead guitar player's son) has committed to another band and he can't make it to a couple of big gigs later this summer. Gee, I'm a bass player, so I'll be stepping up to the plate.... Now I've been playing bass for over 20 years, but this kid's got lots of energy, a lot of jazz theory, and pretty good chops, plus he's had a couple of years of practice on their setlist. To me, at least, there's a lot of pressure, maybe I feel I'm competing with this guy. My last few bands didn't want a lot of aggressive bass, so my playing slipped into a more lethargic mode...fortunately I haven't lost all my skills!! Any suggestions (besides the obvious one: PRACTICE ) to rebuilding my energy and aggressiveness? Dealing with replacing a younger, more energetic kid?