So, I'm not going to be in town for a big gig that's coming up for my band. I can't refund my plane tix, so we've booked a sub to fill my spot. He's a friend of my guitarist mainly, but I'd call him a friend of ours mutually. Anyways, just wondering if you guys who've ever had someone sub for you - do you attend the rehearsals? Kinda akward, maybe? We'll run through the set list with me on the bass (while he pays attention), and then he comes in and plays the set after me. He's a real pro musician. He's basically nailed my parts down perfectly (he's also roomates w/ my guitarist so they work on stuff together at home like key changes, etc). I have been sticking around practice when he's up to bass, but trying to stay out of the way. I sit toward the back of the room and try not to be a huge distraction. I kind of rock out in the background (air drums, guitar, air vox, dancing, all that) - I can't help it - I love our music and my bands songs are my favorite songs to listen to, but I try not to get in the way or interrupt anything. He'll ask me questions about certain parts after they go through 2 or 3 songs, but he's really getting it down nicely. I'm certainly not worried for the show. I guess it kinda has me scared on a personal level, but it doesn't seem like he actually wants to take my spot. He aims to start his own project soon (on guitar), or so he's told me. He also mentioned he really digs my bass lines and has given many compliments on how challenging and fun they are to play. Anyways, this is just an update from a thread I started a couple months ago about "fighting for my spot in the band" when I first found out he was doing the gig...I said some crappy stuff about how I'm awesome and I couldn't be replaced, but now I definitely take it back... EVERYONE is replaceable, and I just wanted to let anyone know who thought I was kinda being a$$ that I was, and I eat my own words. Thanks for reading!