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I was the bassist for a few years in a classic rock cover band that had gotten really tight and built a good following. One Saturday night when the band was off, the guitarist (we'll call him "Jay") and I went to a bar to check out another band and hang out. While we were sitting at the bar some dude comes up, puts his arms around our shoulders and pops his head in between us. He turns to Jay and said "Dude, I saw your band last night at so and so. I had the best time. You guys were freakin' awesome."
Hearing this I was beaming with pride. He then turned to me and said "Have you seen his band?"
Bass players get no respect.