We played our second wedding in two weeks last night. Reminded me why I love wedding gigs. 1. Our manager always includes a meal in our contract (if food is served.) Last night we got prime rib, fettucini alfredo, a nice hard crust herbed bread with garlic spiced butter, ceaser salad, and a few things I don't remember. Oh, yeah, a nacho cheese fountain and wedding cake. MMMmmmmm. Often we get cheesecake. Last wedding was all you can eat shrimp. Good thing rockin' out burns so many calories... 2. Good lookin' folks dressed in their finest. The view from the bandstand is awesome. 3. All the love in the air. CAAAAANNNN you FEEEEELLLLL the LOOOOVVVVEE to NIIIIGGHHTTTT. Dancers occasionally get a little frisky. Keeps the mood flirtatious and lively. 4. People on their best behavior. Everyone is kind and helpful. And appreciative of the good music. 5. CELEBRATION! People love to dance. The band feeds off the energy. We always play well, and have a great time. 6. The $$$. When you get in the high-end weddings, the pay is good. The referrals are often good, too. If there's a wedding planner, and they like you, they'll usually use you again. Likewise, the caterers and photographers will often take a few cards. We're getting to where a few of those are fans. And they refer gigs to us. All that, and good music and good fun, too!