We had a wild card bassist too... funny that... the bassist again.
Most nights would be fine. On nights where we arrived early and there were big delays on the start time.. there was more time to drink. Funny thing with him... he had a start button... but no end button.. so for him it would mean being properly pickled.
For us it would mean he would be playing the wrong tune whilst the rest of us tried to get him to register. On more than one occasion we actually had to stop mid tune and tjooon him. What a disaster. That was always embarrasing.
One gig in bethlehem.. no one pitched. It was only the venue staff there. Was a banging show and an epic afterparty.. but sucked cos of the 15 ppl.
Also sucks when the other bands on the bill dont pitch.. and you get asked to play 20 tunes. Only a problem when your band plays original music and you max out at 11 songs..