Played a gig outside in Key West a couple of weeks ago at a biker event. It was on the street, and most of the audience consisted of people walking or riding past. Anyway, new drummer + unfamiliar songs + crappy monitors made for an overall pretty bad experience from a musician's point of view. When the set list was over, we broke into an improv thing for about 10 minutes, just to make us feel better after we butchered the other material. Then packed up and got out of there. We live 5 hours north of Key West. The guy who played guitar that night is an electrician, and a few days later he was wiring a lady's house who mentioned that she had been at the biker rally in Key West. He told her that we had too, and where we were. She said that she, her husband, and her brother who is somehow involved in music had caught our jam at the end and were really impressed. My friend told me she specifically complimented the bass player's (that's me ) tone and creativity. Don't hear about people picking the bass player out of a lineup that often. That made me feel really good. Doesn't change the fact that I went into that gig WAY underprepared, which is a mistake I won't repeat, but it did help ease the pain a whole lot.