For the first time I felt like a real musician today. I’ve played guitar on my couch for a long time and even play in the church band and play solo acoustic at weddings and receptions, but today I finally felt like a “real” musician. My office (for-profit educational institution) had an open house and some of my co-workers recommended to the bosses that we have live entertainment. They suggested that I and another of my co-workers set up in the cafeteria and play some tunes on our acoustics. Ordinarily if I was going to be playing in public, it would involve a song list, lyrics, chord charts, and possibly several rehearsals if I was playing with someone else. This was different because the two of us (who have never played together before) just got our acoustics and went out there and played. No song list, no rehearsals, no lyrics, no nothing. We took turns calling songs singing and just following each other. I harmonized with him on his songs, he added some ripping solos to mine; it was awesome. Then, after that, I got a call from a local bar and grill asking if my band could play the next two Saturday nights. We had rehearsal right after that, and things went great. We played great and our harmonies were good and we all left stoked about our upcoming gigs. I finally felt like a “real” musician.