About ten years ago I had an opportunity to play with a REALLY BIG band. I auditioned and according to the one guy in the band I knew, was a top contender for the job. I ultimately didn't get it because the band hit it off a lot better with another guy. In all honesty, I was sh**ting in my pants throughout the audition. A couple of close friends of mine have been very fortunate and successful - and if I chased the opportunity, chances are good I could get myself into a circle of people that are incredibly successful and famous. I don't persue any of it because I get starstruck and fear is getting the best of me. Right now I'd rather NOT have the opportunity to play with a really big band, than blow the opportunity again like I did 10 yrs ago. Pretty lame huh? It would serve me well to get past this. Does anyone have any similar experience or ways they deal with being starstruck? A couple a drinks would probably smooth things over real well, but I don't drink for exactly that reason.