So, we did a wedding last Saturday. We've played hundreds of weddings. The bride gives my number to the hall owner to make plans for the load in as our contracts state 2 hours prior to performance for load in, sound check etc. This woman calls me and immediately tells me how we're going to setup. I tell many of her suggestions simply won't work, however, I offer her several options for her and the band's convenience. She was incredibly rude but I maintained and wanted me to drive 55 miles to her hall 4 dat s before the gig and setup because setup on the day of the reception she was not going to allow. We manage to agree to load in on Friday at 4pm because I and the guitarist work until 3. 2:30pm Friday comes. She's calling me telling me she's been waiting 30 minutes for us and we're late. I politely tell her we agreed on 4 pm, she says no it was 2pm. I respond not possible because work till 3. We show up at 4, the hall is locked! Guitarist walks into bar to get her, as soon as he hits the door she's complaining we're two hours late! Guitarist cut her off said it was four and walked out. She eventually unlocks and we set up. One of her employees is setting tables up and tells us were lucky we only have to deal with her for one day, he works there! We set up everything except subs because she wouldn't allow anything off the bandstand before the reception dinner. Day of gig, we get there, all we brought in was guitars and keyboard. We put keyboard case down to unpack keys. No kidding we had it on the floor for 30 seconds, the dragon lady's husband runs over and tells us that can't stay there. We tell him we know just unpacking then putting case back in the truck. He stands there and just repeats himself 5 times! I normally handle these things but I injured myself and in too much pain to deal with these two. Guitarist tells him flatly you're not writing our check so back off. We put keys on stage and case in truck in five minutes. Then we see the hall owners have set up four giant pillars wrapped in vines and light in front of the stage/bandstand. No problem we get the pillars were right behind the head table. THEN dragon lady informs us the pillars will not be moved while we perform! We tell her they completely block the band from the audience and need the interaction with the crowd and wedding party. She insists no. That's it I had enough of this crap, reluctantly, I find the bride and groom to discuss this problem. I hate that because I like not to both the customer on their big day. They were kind and fantastic. They wanted to see the band and said of course they wanted the pillars moved I inform dragon lady of this new development. She rushes right over to the bride and our drummer follows. She didn't like that. Bride holds firm. Dragon lady and husband walk up to me and tell me pillars better not be damaged or their floor. I politely tell them have their people do it. They leave in a snit. We eat dinner with the wedding party at their invitation (food...terrible, courtesy of dragon lady). The band starts playing, dancing everyone had a good time. Bride, groom and their parents extremely happy and actually felt that the agreed price was too low. Now the funny part, Mr. Dragon lady comes to me on a break and wanted to know if the band ever plays bars. I said yes, sometimes. Was curious if our calendar might have some time for his place. Told I'd have to check, yeah we're pretty booked until 2075. Band took a vote, if another wedding wants us at that place were turning it down. Not worth the BS. I played my first wedding at age 17, in thirty years I've never experienced a place that bad, EVER! Thanks for the rant.