Last month I played my first gig in a long time and it went well. I did screw up, but it really was no big deal. Still rusty. At the same time, I feel like my friends were just blowing smoke and overdoing it with "you were great!" Like they were being a little bit too encouraging because I hadn't done it in forever and we all know I should be doing it more. Cut to last night, when I had dinner with one of my oldest friends who had been at the show. She told me that I was good - but not great. And she said if she had one criticism it was not to make faces when I screw up, because it flagged up mistakes and looked bad. I really appreciated that. Not even my girlfriend was that honest.