After more than a year had passed in this manner, one day, Will came bursting into Chris and Jonny's flat (for they had moved out of the dorm in the meantime and taken up a little, cheap, dingy flat) during a jam session with a huge grin. "I got us our first gig !"
Chris tore the event booking out of Will's hand and read: "Bull and Gate. Ah lovely place that is, I like it. 16th of January. Hm. Wait ! Is it - is it...today's the 6th! Are you out of your mind, Will ? Only 10 days to rehearse ? We're never gonna pull that off !"
As they finally stood on top of the stage on their big day, looking down on a sold-out crowd mostly consisting of their college friends, Chris began awkwardly introducing themselves as Starfish, rambling on about some other things he could later not even remember, and then finally delved into their first song, strumming his guitar and singing "There goes another day, my friends are telling me that I would be OK, I'm gonna be okaaay..."
And so they played a few songs, apologized once again, and left the stage at around midnight, relieved that it had not gone too badly but also with especially Chris being worried if they would ever have a future as a band.