Smooth Hermans Cabaret was THE place to get into in these parts at one time. April Wine, Jeff Healey, Honeymoon Suite, Helix and a whole cast of other bands played there on their tours, place held about 800 or so. My band played there at different times. One gig we managed to get was a Thursday - $2 drink night and ladies night The place was full of college students, Sydney (Nova Scotia, Canada NOT Australia) being home to the local university. The DJ on break was cool and I got to know him fairly well over a few gigs. This night,from the get-go, the crowd wasn't all that into us - a top 40 country and classic rock band. They were more into the dancy-pop stuff the younger crowd seemed to like. We were on break and the DJ was in his booth off the side of the stage. We were having a great chat when three lovely young ladies came up to request a song. "Sorry, he said, The band is back after this one." Two of the three said "Sh*t!" in unison and the third gave a long disgusted sigh. I smiled at the DJ who told them I was the bands bass player. They were apologetic but I knew it wasn't our kind of crowd to begin with. I chalked it up to harm, no fowl. The next night was much better!