Had a gig last night at a free summer concert series on the lawn type of thing that the city puts on. One 90-minute set. A pretty good crowd of 100 was out there sitting on lawn chairs, kids throwing the football, a senior center brought a busload out, etc. The bass player's wireless rig went down right in the middle of the show. I honestly didn't even realize he was having technical problems until the other guitar player hollered at me between songs that we need to "wait for Joe to fix his bass". I'm not the leader of this band (cover band...Cash, Elvis, Rascals, SRV, etc.), but I am the front man and feel some responsibility to take charge in these situations. I said well let's just keep playing through the set list figuring the bass picker will get squared away during the next song and hop on the train when he's ready. The drummer (leader of the band, guy in charge, etc.) says no, we can't play the next song without a bass. Well, OK. I suggest that I lead us through some three chord sing-a-long deal like Margaritaville, Country Roads, etc. to buy a few minutes. Again, no, we will wait for the bass player. So...there we stood holding our picks for about two or three minutes (seemed like ten). I did my best to thank the audience for coming out, commented how nice it was that the city provides this event for us all, etc., some other guys in the band started chiming in with witty remarks...it just flat out sucked. The other 87 minutes of the show was fine.