Hey guys. So, in the another thread, someone mentioned being booked for a non-paying gig (wedding party), and one of the repliers mentioned leaving a tip jar or case open for tips as a feasible method of maybe recouping some of the costs of doing the show. I went a couple weeks back to a small bar venue where my band will be gigging (unpaid) twice next month, and one of the bands I saw paying there had a lead singer who quite brazonly menioned several times that they had a tip jar at the foot of the stage, and encouraged donations as they were 'starving artists.' I found that to be in poor taste, just seemed tacky, knowing that this same band also has swag to sell on the side. My question to you guys is, do you think it would be in poor taste to have a tip jar, without mentioning it? Or would we be justified in pointing it out? Or should we just not do it at all?