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First world problem alert!
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My cover band of almost 5 years is trying to retire in December. Our current guarantee is normally $500-600 + beer.


The hot new bar in central MA just offered us $800 for a gig.
:facepalm:

 

If everyone agrees I'd do the show... with There & Back Again going on hiatus we all agreed if something good falls in our lap we will take it. For us that means more like private parties, corp. and weddings but if a higher paying bar gig comes along... great!

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Jeff, I knew you'd see where I was coming from. I have to laugh... in some ways, we're so looking forward to being done, but the money and the quality of show we'd likely have is NOT to be dismissed. :)

 

Who knows, maybe we'll take T&BA's route and be the "if you can afford them... and you can find them... maybe you can hire.... HEAD FIRST."

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D FIRST."

 

:lol: at the A-team reference!

 

I Totally understand, TBA has 1 date in aug, sept and oct that we are playing out and I really can't wait to be done.

 

With that said I know a few people have inquired about our availability for a Christmas party so who knows! We did this party last year and were paid double our usual bar rate for a two hour gig with one 10 minute break. :)

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Like every good band... they only miss you when you say you want to retire. ;)

 

A different dilemma.

For many years we played a local Casino. At the time we took it because we thought it would broaden our following and maybe lead to some privates. Nope! It was just a bad casino lounge gig. They wanted us because we stood apart from all of the other bands in that we had current music and was targeted to a younger age set. The part that hurt was they offered us for a weekend what we could make on a single night. The people were old, complained we played too loud and we thought they would just fire us anyway. But they didn't. So by the second booking we all had agreed to quit this gig. The countered by offering us more$ How much more... $300 per night more. Still not enough to prebook a year, but enough to give in another shot. Nope... not really our gig. The Casino... "what if we double your pay to stay." We played again two more dates, and again tried to leave... again they upped our pay. We started at $1200 a weekend and three years later we were making $1900 a night and still hating the experience. Finally they tapped out and said we were killing their budget and they had to let us go. Really? :D The truth was there was no reason in hell they should have paid us that much. I can only imagine what they were taking from other bands to pay us that much.

 

Again 1st world problems!

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