Heres the "contract" at a funky little dive-bar gig in lower West-Side L.A.: "You can load in from the back entrance in the parking lot behind the bar. We have a Mackie soundboard, monitors, speakers and a PA (snake box with XLR inputs). We do not provide mics, mic stands, or cables. You can use our PA for all instruments. If you choose to use a stage amp, please know that we might require you to adjust the volume. We do NOT have a sound board operator. Getting everything connected and setting the levels will be your responsibility. We do have a list of instructions about how to best operate our board and we expect you to follow them. Again, you are welcome to come in and check out our setup ahead of time so you'll know what you are working with and what you may or may not need. The drum riser doesn't always allow enough room for a full kit and the room doesn't necessarily require a full kit, so please take this into consideration. XXXXXX - XXXX'X holds about 125 people maximum so we insist on keeping the volume at a tolerable level. We are a bar that has bands, not a concert venue. You will have to follow our lead on what is an acceptable volume based on the crowd that is there. If the patio is full but the bar is empty, its too loud. We pay 9% of the bar ring during the time that you play and will take 50% off your tab (drinks and food). The 9% can turn out to be a good amount of money if the right promotion is put into the show. There is no cover, free parking, and drinks start at $4 so its easy to promote!" Everything sounds kosher to me except for the 9% part. That seems kinda low. We can usually draw 65 -80 peeps on a Friday nite. Is it worth it?