We all get compliments and they are always appreciated but one instance from a long time ago always stands out for me. A drumming friend broke a finger and needed me to sit in at an upcoming gig. I didn't know the rest of the band but that didn't matter. I went to rehearsal at the guitar players house with him and we played a few songs. During one of the songs, the guitar players father came down to the basement where we were and sat on the stairs to watch. After the song he got up, told the band " boy, dont lose this guy. That was amazing etc. ( It was only the song Bad Company, not like I just nailed a Dream Theater tune). Anyway the band was stunned, the father hated the band and never one showed interest until that moment. The compliment itself was nice but the fact that he didn't know I was playing and not their usual drummer meant a lot to me. They sat there a while, we played a little more and we left. It was a little awkward i front of my friend when they said he never comes down and the reason was because of me. Still it felt great. BTW, they never had me back and postponed their gig.