Also started hitting the local open local blues jam and guess what. Fun. I sat in on a home jam on Friday...fun.
The secret is to play with drama free folks i think. If none of the players has any interest in the bs then its fun.
Also i gigged with a Behringer 2x10 amp. Solid state. Not even thenewer one (gx210). Really just used it to slave my xt-live into but was happy with the result.
I like to play in front of people, and with different people. Different people. Revelation after many a year trapped in headphones playing with myself.lol