So, I subbed in a big band yesterday. It was a 3 hour gig at a local American Legion-- we got a cut of the door and the drinks were cheap. I have played with them before and always had a great time. Well, I saw the schedule on the leader's piano and asked (at a break) if she would like to use me for anything on the calendar. She asked me if I could do them all and be the regular bass guy for the band. Granted, it's only once a month, but it still kicks major ass. We play tons of stuff from the '30s and '40s. I must have been doing something right because most of the guys said how nice it was to have an URB playing with them, and I got several comments from some of the patrons as well. WooHoo! I'm pretty stoked. I'm booked the 2nd Sunday of every month from now until June.