I had a past thread where the bar manager of a venue claimed it was "employee appreciation night" and employees and their guests get in free. We lost between $100-200 at the door that night. We talked to the owner about it, he took our side, said it would not happen again and he would make it up to us. We had one more gig booked there. We played it, the management argued with us again that employees get in free. We would not let them in and have not booked there again. Here's that past thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f67/venue-troubles-881434/index2.html The newest screwing.......We have another regular venue that pays us a guarantee + door up to a maximum amount. Last gig, we were payed the guarantee plus $20. We personally brought 5 people in our own cars that we know paid the $7 cover, so if only those friens showed up, it should have been the guarantee + $35. But, not including our friends, it was the largest crowd we have had in that bar since we started playing there. Our BL and manager have both tried to call the bar and have gotten no response since. Our last gig is booked there next month and we will definitely be talking to them about it then. I have friends that play in bands at these bars on a regular basis. I know they don't pay attention to what's taken in at the door. Should I inform them of what happended to us? Go ahead, tell your screwed out of money stories.