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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Ric5, Jan 2, 2020.
So OK, it’s gone up from 2 beers and a slice of pizza.
Yeah, but has beer quality improved any?
Probably not. In fact it probably tastes almost exactly but not entirely unlike beer...
But ... in 2050 there's no load in, no set up, don't even have to leave home ... it's all holograms and virtual reality. They'll even pay in VR-bucks.
Do you really think there will still be live local music in 2050? All joking aside, I wouldn't be surprised if the day and age of bar/club bands is coming to an end. But what do I know?...
Sad but probably so
Depends on the gig. Just made $300.
Interesting thought …
our culture is becoming less tolerant of drinking and smoking and drugs …
But a lot of people are heavy drinkers and like to go to bars. As for me I drink very very little and I detest being in a smoke environment and I have zero interest in drugs … and I almost never go to bars. The ONLY reason I go is to see live music, and I quite often drink NA beer when I do go to a bar.
i love gig pay.
Heard this a few times:
Musician - People that will go 500 miles with $10,000 in gear to go play a 4 hour show for $100.
I believe it goes something like that.
I raised my minimum as of today. We'll see how it goes. I suspect that at least for awhile I'll have fewer but better gigs. Already turned down a couple.
NYE netted me the equivalent of $350 for a 3 short sets, 40 minute from home, and free drinks (not worth much when you are driving). My normal take home is $130.
I know that our band is hanging on by our finger tips to a rapidly shrinking gig market but at my age (68) I don't know how long I can continue. When I hit 50 I thought I was reaching the end if the road.
I sub for a pro bandleader, when he asks if I am free my first question is "where" and if it is more than an hour away I will be "washing my hair".
My drummer made $16 last Friday in his other band (original metal). Unheard of!
...I'm cheap... $100.00 cash and free drinks for three hours, three 15 minute breaks...
Pretty sure I won't be around by 2050 so no worries.
Is there still smoking in bars in Colorado? Even here in North Carolina (a big tobacco producing state) we haven't had smoking in bars for years.
Stick to your guns. Price yourself as valuable and you will be perceived as valuable. The private/wedding/corporate band I was in did the same thing years ago. Huge price increase on January 1 of 2005. We had a short sag for a month or so. Then our calendar filled up more than it ever had by early spring. Summer was slammed. Holiday and NYE parties were stacked and racked.
Hold the line. Good luck with it.
It's not unheard of in original metal.