So we had a gig last night at this place we hadn't played before, a couple doors down from this amazing little bar where we play at least once a month and they love us there. Anyways, we were told to get there 2 hours beforehand to set things up before it gets packed. So we set up and everything, its still pretty quiet. And with the layout of this place, it is a microbrewery(excellent beer there) and has 2 bars, one main bar(fairly large, thats where us and another band where playing) and the smaller bar(where they put the Reggaefest windup in). Sound check goes ok and apart from several replaced cables on the soundguys part we are good to go. Not many people are there...yet. 15 minutes before we go on, still nobody there...and all of a sudden, this guys start hauling big speakers into the side bar, large influx of people...and they are all in the side bar. So we start playing, a couple guys come in and watch us play, they're digging it(one of them stayed for our whole set and seemed to really dig our stuff). Guitarist breaks her string on the second song, we play a couple more songs before she finally decides to change strings. I go up, entertain the crowd a bit, they laugh...take a look back and about 6 people are in the corner trying to change this string. This is about the time the reggae starts up. Very loudly. So everything is set, we start playing...and the side bar gets so packed people are constantly coming in and out to get beer, so about every 5-6 seconds we are overpowered by really loud reggae, and although I do love reggae, it does not mix with our sound well and kept screwing us up. At one point it got so bad that we all kinda stopped mid-song, waited for the door to close and then started up again(luckily it worked well with that particular song). We finish at about 12:20...next band sets up, soundchecks and leaves for 10 minutes. About 12:45 they go on, 1:10 they get off the stage and start packing up their stuff, because the partition between the bars was taken down and you couldn't hear them. Argh. And since the other band was touring and broke, we let them take a bit more of the cover(and since there wasn't much to begin with seeing as how everyone went in through the other doors where they weren't taking cover) we basically got paid...nothing(besides the half pitcher of beer I got donated). Great venue, but they should've done a better job booking things. Sorry about the long none paragraph ramble, just had to get it out. ALso our performance was less than spectacular, although I was able to pull off my 'contemplating the fate of all existance' face several times.