I've got a situation where my band is playing next week at Richmond Convention Center. It's supposed to be a pretty big even from what I'm being told. Now, I along with one other guy are the co-leaders of the band. In this situation, our drummer had booked a gig for us. He's not a co-leader. Of course he books it well ahead of time. However, he doesn't know exactly how much we're being paid, how long we have to play and what time we're supposedly starting the downbeat. Eventually he tells us that we're opening for a major local act, and that we're being paid a substancial amount (granted he doesn't know for sure how much.) He also finds out that we only have to play for 20-30 minutes. Well, fast forward to this past Sunday at rehearsal and I'm trying to finalize the details of the gig as he hasn't told anyone anything. Well, come to find out, we have to play for 2 hours. And on top of that, the gig is no longer paying. So, he says since he and this guy we're opening for are good friends and if it goes well, we should be opening for him and getting paid in the future--not only that but he wants to use this opportunity to record us live. The problems I have with that are that 1) it's not a definite we're going to be opening for this guy and 2) I've asked for 3 months now to do a live recording since we couldn't afford a studio recording. Our drummer has pro equipment to record us live in his house mind you--but he didn't want to do it, stating a studio recording would be better, and he was to have one of his friends record us, but it never happened. Also, keep in mind, since this gig is for 2 hours--it's also at an inconvienient time--5PM. Which means most of the band has to take off from work early, which is ok for some of us, but others of us aren't getting paid for taking off work. I'm upset about that. I also found out from the other co-leader that the gig was potentially going to pay $1500.00. Am I in the wrong for wondering what exactly happened with the money on this one? And also, am I wrong for wanting to know why the drummer booked the gig and didn't tell anyone until just now we weren't getting paid, and also if we weren't getting paid, why didn't he ask us if we still wanted to do the gig, knowing we wouldn't be paid?