There used to be a club in San Diego Run by the Mob in Vegas. The staff all looked like ex hit men who had to retire other then the babes serving the drinks. This band manager from one of the bands that played in the same practice place we rented from booked a show for his band and needed some openers. We heard we'd be paid 50 dollars a gig. We played two gigs with this act. After the show the manager said we were getting stiffed by the club, nothing he could do about it. The Draw was not big enough he said. OK we accepted it, we just wanted top play. A week later I get a 50 dollar bill in the mail addressed to the band via my address. NO mention about what it is for. I bring it to practice and we split it telling them I have no idea who sent it ir for what but it is the amount we got stiffed for. Later we play the second show and get stiffed again. Same story even though the club was full. Again a week later I get another 50 dollar bill in the mail. I don't know if the band manager was lying or what. If the Mob found out and made it right? Who knows. Seems to be honor among mobsters. I still count it as one of the more strange things that happened during my ten years as a practicing musician.