So we had one of our typical Saturday night gigs here in N Austin, but with a few twists thrown in. We played at a new bar here, first time for the full band. Our two guitarists did an audition of sorts on the previous Tuesday with good success, landing us the gig on Saturday. They set the whole thing up on the spot, time, money etc. Saturday comes up and our drummer usually likes to set up really early, go home and relax and then come back later. He calls the bar and gets the green light to set up, arrives and starts loading in. He gets all his gear in and the owner shows up and asks him what he's doing there. Drummer replies, "I'm in the band you booked earlier this week". The response is "uuumm no." Drummer now calls guitar player. Guitar player rushes over (lives very close to bar) to straighten things out. All the while, the bar had put in an add on CL for a band that same night and they are starting to roll in!! GP arrives and when the owner sees him, remembers his face and they talk about agreement etc. Owner proceeds to run CL band off, says sorry etc. We get in and get set up, and the whole night we just keep having to turn down, and we weren't loud to begin with. Owner was worried about neighbors (understandably) but it was very quiet on that side as we were facing away from the houses. We actually had tons of people telling us to turn up but.....To top it off, the owner was standing in front of us with his iPhone app DB meter getting his "measurements" the whole night. Sheesh! To finish it all off, he tried to short us on payment at the end of the night. All the while saying he's giving us an extra $20 for not getting the police called. What!!?? Anyhow, we got it squared away but not w/o some angry moments on the owners part. The icing on the cake was this, we see him about 15 minutes later as we're about to leave and he starts talking how he'd like us to help him build a killer stage....something that we would love to play on, he wants to spare no expense and all sorts of stuff. Almost like the money thing didn't even happen!! We were just like, let's get outta here!! I'm not sure if the guy had issues, but it was odd for sure!! Anyhow that's it, it was just a strange chain of events. Thanks for the listen. And post em if you got em.