I'm going to play in public for the first time tomorrow night. It's not a big deal, I'm just gonna sit in for one song at an open jam. But to me it is a huge deal. I get all shakey just thinking about it. I'm a big baby. I even get super nervous in my lessons sometimes. My teacher will be there--it's his place I will be taking. I won't get to warm up, I won't be playing my own bass, and I don't know if the whole band actually knows the song--I'm only sure about the singer. Also, I haven't played with other people at all since December, and I've not played with any of these guys ever. No matter how hard I try, I know myself well enough to believe that I'll probably be a wreck when I get up on stage. So what do I do after I'm up there and I am all scared? I'll be playing an easy enough song ("I'll Take You There") but I'm just really frightened. If I do panic up there, how do I just jump into it after that? I have gone to this gig just about every week since December, but I've been too scared to play. I decided it was time to get over it and just do it, but now I'm not sure how well I will be able to handle it.