had a rotten gig experience on friday nite, and was gonna write about that, then decided rather to tell about the nice experience we had last nite. it was a cover gig we booked by searching for bars that had entertainment, online. pay was $90 a man. bar was right outside of kennedy airport, on a pier, in the middle of nowhere. there was hardly anyone there, couple of guys playing darts, a few families eating, and the peeps looked nothing like NYers - felt like i was in wyoming or something. at first i thought we were sunk cuz they told us we had to be really quiet before we even started (we don't know how to be quiet) and the few people sitting at the bar seemed all over 45 yrs old. anyhow, to make a long story short.... we all ate (including our drummers girlfriend), it was excellent food, and they didn't charge us . we all drank, (me o'doull's of course ) and they didn't give us a bar tab. we only played till 1AM (9 - 1), the few people who were there were really appreciative of us. they paid us the second we were done with no complaints and a hearty "we'd love to have you back." and the kicker, we went to tip the waitress $30 who had been ultra kind all nite to us, and she absolutely would not take take it. she siad a hug would do just fine, and gave us all a really nice big hug! this is not common in NY. i have faith that it will become more so.