Last night at band practice, I got there early and set up and started playing. I didn't like my playing, my timing felt off and my tone wasn't the best. Then the drummer joined me and I still felt my playing was substandard. The bass player came and it started sounding better. (He had a new cabinet that he was in love with, a Barefaced 1 x 10") The steel player set up and we broke for dinner. The drummer's cousin was there and a friend of the drummer arrived, too. We don't usually have guests at rehearsal. But we hung out and ate. Then we got down to it. And other then one song, we played about as good as we ever have. I liked my tone, my timing was better, I was coming up with some interesting solos, the interplay between the band members was real good. What changed? The whole band playing? Playing for an audience? The group mind coming together as one? I have no clue. Has that ever happened to you?