I do from time to time. Meals, checking out other bands, family functions, etc. but I only play as a hobby and the friendship is an important part of it.
DRUGS!!!!!!!!!! We do not condone the Jazz cabbage on this family website, sir.All my close friends are smokers so that's rate-limiting-if you don't you may not want to hang around and be "influenced" by second hand smoke. We all use to be big drinkers and smokers but with age we've finally realized we drank enough for one lifetime so backed off a lot. All our livers jumped in celebration. So we smoke more now LOL.. I guess in time our lungs will be a concern and have to be like Willie and go vape. I remember when our lab was in the VA hospital the old COPD smokers would wheel their oxygen tanks outside to sneak a smoke-one dude set himself on fire with that live oxygen mix-I'm surprised no one blew up. I hope that isn't some cautionary tale-damn.
I don't do this, but my honesty about my hobbies and personal life lets them choose. We all have music in common, and watching sports. We get together to watch Ohio State games, and being a Notre Dame fan, I add "comic relief" to the gatherings with my witty and ultra-knowledgable banter about college football... As mentioned before I play hockey with one, and the bass player in my surf punk band is the one who got me back into mountain biking, but now he doesn't go out anymore...wussyI lie about my personal life to the band so I'd not want them to see the real me.
Gee I guess you missed my tongue in cheek. All my band mates quit doing drugs-but many are prescribed medication now. Sort of a thorny issue in states where it's legal and illegal, then various forms of non-psychoactive CBD buds (like alcohol free beer). Some still smoke tobacco-amazingly in good health. I quit tobacco for decades then took up a damn pipe but quit it about four years ago. But my comment relates to "smoking" band mates which many find offensive-no matter what it is , so becomes rate limiting who wants to hang. Break out the cigars and all the women leave. I use to smoke cigars at Xmas but gave them up too. I always enjoyed smoking so a tough beast to beat.DRUGS!!!!!!!!!! We do not condone the Jazz cabbage on this family website, sir.
I think it depends where you are. Where I live you can't really throw a baseball without hitting a musician.For me it is usually the other way around, do I ever play music with people I hang out with... Occasionally yes. Its petty sad, how difficult it is to find musicians, even otherwise mediocre hobbyists.