Not sure if this is the right place to put this, so mods please move if need be. Anyway, it's a long story but I'll try to only put the important stuff in. Used to play in a Country band for a difficult and insane BL. Ragequit said band in glorious and fiery fashion, along with all of the others playing in this band. Over the following months, wound up back on speaking terms (long story), but certainly not what I would call "friendly". About a month ago he contacts me about filling in a few dates this summer for his current bass player who will be on vacation. I say I will consider it, strictly for the money, no interest in going back on my part. Happily playing with my current band anyway. Cool. At our last show, guess who shows up? Ex-BL. Now, to be fair, the drummer and guitarist in my band have also played for this guy in the past. Pretty much every musician in a 50 mile radius has played with this guy at some point, it seems. Honestly, he would have no interest in our music, we do hard and classic rock, he is Country. Anyway, he comes in and starts setting up a video camera and taking pictures. No idea why. Venue owner knows this guy and asks me why he's here, and the way he talked about the Ex tells me that the relationship is not a solid one. I tell him I have no idea, I'm as surprised as anyone but I assure him that the Ex is in no way affiliated with our band or our act. We start playing, he starts taking pictures and recording. He leaves after our first set. 1. We are a cover band, not original, so we have not stolen any music that he may claim to "own". 2. We play an entirely different genre of music than what his band does. 3. None of us are particularly friendly with him anymore, in fact we mostly try to avoid him if possible. So the rumor going around by the end of the night is that he's told a couple people that he's there because "These guys are friends of mine, but they don't have any promo material, so I'm helping them out, putting together a portfolio". 1. He is not a friend of ours. 2. We have promo material including a website, electronic press kit, online recordings, Reverbnation, yadda yadda yadda, all the regular stuff. 3. We have someone who books shows for us and does all of our contracts. Actually, it's our guitarist's wife and she does a fantastic job. And she's affordable . 4. Allyson books us at decent places, for decent money, and we have all the gigs we want, as often as we want. Most of our places are repeat venues. 5. For months he tried to post links to his gigs on our FB page. So much so that Pete eventually had to block him from the page. So, any ideas what this dude might be up to? Knowing him I have a hard time believing he's doing something altruistic or benevolent. But I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around why he did what he did. Any thoughts?