It was... great.
No wait, I mean... awesome. It kicked ass. Why did I let myself go for 11 years without playing in an orchestra? I am on such a high right now.
Also: boy, am I rusty. Hopefully as an adult, I will be able to find the kind of motivation to practice that I always lacked when I was in school and I thought of practicing as "homework".
conform and tornadogrrrl, thank you so much for talking me into this.