Played a gig this past Saturday at a place in the 'burbs we venture to every once in a while b/c it's good pay and doesn't cross into our regular city folk market. There's a new manager we hadn't dealt with before, and he had called us at 6pm asking if we could get to the gig an hour before we usually do and start earlier, as it was DST that night and he wanted everyone out at 2am instead of 3am per some weird way the alcohol law gets interpreted on clock change nights. We say cool, we'll be there, no problem. We do our normal gig, the same thing we've done for 10 years and for the past year at this place: 4 hours with a 15 minute break somewhere near the middle. At the end of the night we go to get paid, and this new manager says "Since you guys took a break tonight and we lost customers, I'm only going to pay you..." what amounted to a 20% dock to our pay. He said if we really needed to break for the bathroom or whatever and still get our full pay we would have to leave someone on stage playing acoustic guitar. lulz. We ended up getting the full amount, but this was so ridiculous. I've actually heard of this happening at some places, the idea that the band can never stop playing over 4 or 5 hours. Hard times when musicians have to agree to this kind of b.s. just to play out and make a paycheck.