First of all, I miss those years, and I remember every one of the guys and girl (there was only one lady and she was the lead singer in a R&B group I drummed in) I played with.
Musicians, see if you agree (or disagree), but being in a band is a lot different from being a co-worker in a normal 9-5 job.
In a band, you’re way more dependent on each other, because for 3 or more minutes, you’re playing music which requires total participation for that amount of time, and if one of you isn’t “getting it”, then the whole thing is for shit.
This makes for a “closeness” which you just won’t find in any other endeavor except maybe in the military where your life actually depends on what the other guy is able to do to protect you and themselves.
Long story short, the numerous bands I have played in have made me a better person, because I knew I was being depended upon over and over for a whole 3-4 hours onstage.
I really miss those days.