This goes along with the thread in the auditions forum regarding memorized pieces. Just wondering - if you were at a party and someone finds out that you play piano and then asks if you would play something (there's a piano in the room) - 1. Would you sit down and play? 2. What would you play? My second question is really what I'm more interested in. I used to have a bunch of pieces in my head that I could pull out and play. Now, I have only one Chopin prelude and his 1st Ballade in my head. The Ballade is too long (and serious) for a nice little "show off" piece and the Prelude is okay but even though it’s not a super easy piece, it sounds like it is. My goal for now is to memorize (re-memorize) several more pieces so I'm ready for the next time someone asks me to play. So, again, what do YOU play when you spontaneously play for friends or family?