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  • New Years Eve Gig Rant

    So it starts of great. Band set up and sound checked early in the afternoon. We show up around 9 to start playing at 10. Band all dressed sharp with ties and all (very unusual and we got quite a few comments on we should do this in the future). The room was set up funnny in that there were only 4 smal 2 person tables with chairs in a room that would seat 70 people. First set the crowd is loving the band, folks are coming from anothe room where a DJ was set up to party with us. They began asking the staff for chairs. The staff replies no, they can not have chairs. When people protested they were told , "thats the way it is , if you dont like it , leave". HUH? That led one patron to get a little loud and the band was told to make her leave of the cops would be called. Is that our job/ anyway she left and then.... The band was told we were to stop at 12:30. we would be paid but we will never be back there again. So somehow this is our fault? its not like they pay all that well anyway, but how does the band take the hit for this? The room was packed, people were drinking, dancing and having fun. they didnt want to stop. How is this a good business?

  • #2
    Bad management and you are right not good business. Seen many bars that are more interested in shutting down early or at end of night than making money for the business sake which in the end comes down to bad owners having bad management that just don't give a **** about customers needs. I would do a follow up with whoever booked the gig to try to get the bands name off the rap sheet on this deal. From the details provided I see nothing the band did wrong.

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    • #3
      Bad management and you are right not good business. Seen many bars that are more interested in shutting down early or at end of night than making money for the business sake which in the end comes down to bad owners having bad management that just don't give a **** about customers needs. I would do a follow up with whoever booked the gig to try to get the bands name off the rap sheet on this deal. From the details provided I see nothing the band did wrong.

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      • #4
        Was the patron with the band??? If not ..I would have told the management you were not hired as a bouncer, so they need to take care of it. Sounds like the management was having a bad day. Seems there should be more to this for someone to tell the band to pack it up.
        Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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        • #5
          Was the patron with the band??? If not ..I would have told the management you were not hired as a bouncer, so they need to take care of it. Sounds like the management was having a bad day. Seems there should be more to this for someone to tell the band to pack it up.
          Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by race81
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            Was the patron with the band???




            In the projects that I work with - there are NO patrons who are "with the band" - unless they're actually in the band and on-stage.



            We accept zero responsibility for the behavior of anybody in the room other than our own. We also make it clear that we fully support whatever management does in terms of enforcing the "house rules" with any member of the audience.



            We're responsible for the behavior of the clowns on stage - whatever goes on in the house is the house's problem. Regardless of what happens - my answer is always the same, "I didn't even know there was a problem - I was busy on stage playing piano".
            The SpaceNorman

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by race81
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              Was the patron with the band???




              In the projects that I work with - there are NO patrons who are "with the band" - unless they're actually in the band and on-stage.



              We accept zero responsibility for the behavior of anybody in the room other than our own. We also make it clear that we fully support whatever management does in terms of enforcing the "house rules" with any member of the audience.



              We're responsible for the behavior of the clowns on stage - whatever goes on in the house is the house's problem. Regardless of what happens - my answer is always the same, "I didn't even know there was a problem - I was busy on stage playing piano".
              The SpaceNorman

              www.facebook.com/SuperstarsOfRock
              www.souldoutrocks.com

              Keyboards and Tone Generators: Yamaha CP300, Kronos 88, Roland AX Synth, Motif ES Rack
              Keyboard Rack: Samson SM10 Line Mixer, Motu MIDIExpressXT MIDI Interface, Shure PSM200 IEM system, M-Audio Wireless MIDI, Live Wires IEM ear buds, iPad wOnSong.
              Stage Amplification: Stereo via 2 Yamaha DSR112s

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              • #8
                exactly....just cant figure out why they thought it was the bands issue to resolve.






                Quote Originally Posted by SpaceNorman
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                In the projects that I work with - there are NO patrons who are "with the band" - unless they're actually in the band and on-stage.



                We accept zero responsibility for the behavior of anybody in the room other than our own. We also make it clear that we fully support whatever management does in terms of enforcing the "house rules" with any member of the audience.



                We're responsible for the behavior of the clowns on stage - whatever goes on in the house is the house's problem. Regardless of what happens - my answer is always the same, "I didn't even know there was a problem - I was busy on stage playing piano".




                Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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                • #9
                  exactly....just cant figure out why they thought it was the bands issue to resolve.






                  Quote Originally Posted by SpaceNorman
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                  In the projects that I work with - there are NO patrons who are "with the band" - unless they're actually in the band and on-stage.



                  We accept zero responsibility for the behavior of anybody in the room other than our own. We also make it clear that we fully support whatever management does in terms of enforcing the "house rules" with any member of the audience.



                  We're responsible for the behavior of the clowns on stage - whatever goes on in the house is the house's problem. Regardless of what happens - my answer is always the same, "I didn't even know there was a problem - I was busy on stage playing piano".




                  Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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                  • #10
                    That's very weird asking the band to take care of that lady.
                    “One who loves & understands nature will never be alone & will never be afraid.”
                    -Rachel Carson-

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                    • #11
                      That's very weird asking the band to take care of that lady.
                      “One who loves & understands nature will never be alone & will never be afraid.”
                      -Rachel Carson-

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                      • #12
                        The patron was not"with" the band. We know her but the only ones with the band are the band. We are busy playing. We don't babysit the crowd. We are struggling to find any rational to the venues behavior. Maybe they just wanted an excuse to go home early?

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                        • #13
                          The patron was not"with" the band. We know her but the only ones with the band are the band. We are busy playing. We don't babysit the crowd. We are struggling to find any rational to the venues behavior. Maybe they just wanted an excuse to go home early?

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                          • #14
                            Again get with the broker, perhaps this patron said they were with the band?

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                            • #15
                              Again get with the broker, perhaps this patron said they were with the band?

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