Benji meets the bass player at The Barn, the bar in Hed where his sister Katia works. The bass player joined a band in Hed temporarily, having just gotten out of a bad relationship. He and Benji gradually begin a romantic relationship that breaks off when the bass player moves at the end of the book. Benji teaches him to skate.
The bass player Character Timeline in Beartown
The timeline below shows where the character The bass player appears in Beartown. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...points him toward the pond in the woods. When David approaches, he sees Benji and the bass player kissing and begins to shake. Driving home, he remembers how many anti-gay jokes his dad... (full context)