I got to sit in with some buddies playing last night at a nearby roadhouse. Small crowd, but most of them were friends, and a good time was had by all.
I did have a slight problem with bleeding on my strings, though. A week or so ago, I overdid things while practicing and got a blister on my left ring finger...the finger I use the most when bending strings. (Shows how out of shape my playing callouses were.) By the time I rehearsed with the boys Monday night, the blister had hardened and peeled, and I had a decent callous base underneath it. Then Tuesday night, I overdid it again practicing at home, and ended up with another blister. Playing 7 or 8 songs Wednesday night (with a lot of string bending) was probably not prudent, because by about the third song, the blister had turned into a cut, and I was bleeding on my guitar. It doesn't look like much, but it stung like crazy and was in the exact spot where the string hit my finger. It made the remaining songs pretty challenging, for sure.
And it's at least as sore today while typing as it was last night while playing. Ow ow ow ow ow. I know, I'm a wimp.