Edit: A lot of guys in here acting like I'm bragging. Guys it was a blues jam. I think anyone with 2+ years experience could do what I did. At the risk of accidentally stepping on/stroking some egos I wanted to see how much company I had in this area. I've always been one of those "put it in my hands and I'll play it" guys with any instrument, particularly guitar. Never had a lesson or learned any theory at all. I can just hear music and see it on the fret board. I was like this from a young age. No idea why because neither of my parents play anything. Anybody who's like this will tell you though that it has its downsides every blue moon. I remember when I was 19 I was invited to fill in for a blues rock band that plays weekly at a club in the city. When I got there, the main guy asked if I'd ever played Blues. "Nah. I've heard a lot but nah." "Well do you at least know any theory? Scales?" "Nah. I'll be fine. Just play man." He gives the guy who invited me this crazy look. I felt pretty awkward. He shrugs and realizes I'm all they have. I felt like he was about to say something like "just play chords" but then realized how dumb that would've sounded considering I just told him I didn't know theory. 5 minutes late we launch into a 40 minute set. I tried to play really tastefully at first, just subdued lead backup runs. By the 2nd song these guys have realized I'm actually okay. The bass player looks at me and I can tell it's the "take a solo" face. So i rip it. Sounded great. I figured I would have won the main guy over but he is super pissed after the set. Starts fussing about how I'm lying and trying to troll the band or something. Tells me to get out and never come back because I'm a liar and nobody without basic theory knowledge could do what I just did. I've had similar situations happen maybe 5 or 6 times. I rarely if ever meet anyone in the same boat as me. I'm wondering if I'm alone.