Just wondering about this scenario.... Say a band plays a club for $300 and a portion of the door. This is the first gig the band has played at this club, and if all goes well, pay will supposedly increase for subsequent gigs. The portion of the door the band gets comes after, and only after, the bar recoups the $300 paid to the band. So essentially, the bar gets the band for free (right?), plus makes money on the booze sold. Seems to me this is win-win for the bar (unless we draw like, only 3 customers), and only IF the band would draw over 100 people @ $3.00 per head, would the band get more money. Oh, and the band would have to provide their own door person to collect the cover charge. Is this normal for the business?