So we finished our setup at last weekend's wedding gig and were waiting to eat and the two guitarists in our band (also the two oldest, both 60) started bitching about wedding gigs. (The BL wasn't with us at the time.) Specifically the fact that you usually have to be set up several hours before you go on and then you're sitting there doing nothing. My response (which my drummer agreed to) was that I like wedding gigs because: - Pay is better than bars; sometimes MUCH better - You get to quit sooner; sometimes MUCH sooner - Lots of women prettied up in nice clothes and feeling flirty - We get a good meal (I know this isn't always the case but I have yet to play a wedding where we didn't get to eat whatever the guests got) Really the only thing I could do without on wedding gigs is having to learn "special request" songs that you'll never do again and don't usually put your band in the best light cause they are quickly rehearsed. That, and the stressed out moms and bit**hy wedding planners but that's more the BL's problem than mine. It's not like this was a heated argument or something that's gonna threaten the band. The BL will keep booking weddings, and we'll keep playing 'em. I just thought the difference in perspectives was kind of interesting. Your thoughts on the topic?