My old band just got a lead on Gigmasters. That site has not worked well for us, most leads are way under budget. But this one takes the cake. Buckle in, this is gonna be a long one. Lead is for a birthday party, held on a Saturday in March at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, GA. Just to note, Buckhead GA is the routinely rated one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country. So a small party at a nice hotel, on a Saturday, in a ritzy city. Here are the 'clients notes': Party guests between ages of 30-90 celebrating my dad's 90th birthday. Expecting 50 people (could be a little less, could be a few more). The theme of the party is "A Life of Service". My dad is a Korean War veteran and has been very active in his community throughout the years. Event will start off at 5:30 with a Social Hour so family members and friends can mingle. Would like for the band or small ensemble to play music while folks are socializing. Dinner will start between 6:30 - 7:00. Would like for band to play soft music during dinner. Birthday program will begin around 8:00 with a few speakers. We'll have a presentation by the "Buffalo Soldiers" who will recognize my dad's military service. Dad served in both the Navy and the Army. Would like for the ensemble to play both the Army and Navy service songs before the reading of his military service records and the presenting of his service medals. After all the speaking and presenting, we'll be ready to serve the cake (should be around 8:45-9:00). Would like for the ensemble to play the music so that we can sing "Happy Birthday" to my dad. After we sing the traditional "Happy Birthday" song, would like the ensemble to do a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" song. We cut the cake and then move into "Party" Mode sometime between 9:15-9:30. In "Party Mode" until 11:30. Thinking to do a mix of: Motown, Pre-Motown (dad in military at 17), 70's, 80s, 90's popular tunes and even music of today (old folks know how to do the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide Just my thoughts. I'm open to suggestions. Thank you. So to summarize - they want Six Hours of music - cocktail hour, dinner, birthday songs, other special request music plus two hours of dance music, covering oldies, Motown and all decades though modern day. The budget: $300-500 Yeah, that's the proposed band rate, not per band member. I don't even understand how people can get so completely mis-value the cost of entertainment. I'm glad I'm playing in a different band now where someone else handles the booking, because I'm sure I could even deal with this stuff coming across my desk and not be infuriated.