Hi all, I've been lurking here for quite some time but something happened the other night that I just had to get some opinions on. Long story short: I'm currently playing in a cover band that has become the de facto house band in a local bar. We all have day jobs and are just doing it for fun and maybe a little extra cash. Last night we played a full set, and when the bar's owner tried to pay us, our bandleader unilaterally refused the money. It's not like we're getting paid massive amounts of cash for the gig, but it's not pennies either. The reasons the BL gave are "we had sound difficulties, we weren't tight on a couple songs, and there weren't as many people". I'm honestly a little dumbfounded. We had feedback for about 10 seconds until I got it sorted out, and our guitarist broke 2 of his strings at different times during the night. But I thought we handled it well and kept moving. We always split everything evenly, and I am considering pushing the BL to pay me what I would have made. I think if he wanted to refuse payment, he should give back his share. On the other hand, this could be a good diplomatic move with the owner for the band. What do you think? Should I make a fuss about it or just let it go?