So dig - we were scheduled to play in May in Golden, Colorado, at the Buffalo Rose for their fledgling "Jam Band Wednesdays". Sounded like a decent opportunity and they were guaranteeing $250.00 plus more if 100 people or more showed up. Not a lot of bread, but hey - at least it wouldn't cost us anything. Anyway, my friend's band played at the inaugural Jam Band Wednesday this week and warned me, in no uncertain terms, about the guy who runs the place, saying that he started giving thema hard time the minute they walked in the door and held them reponsible for the low turnout. He told them he'd pay them $150.00 if they'd play a set a leave (the schedule is 9:30PM to 1:15AM, by the way), so they did. As a result of the low turnout on the very first night, the guy who runs the joint sent a broadcast e-mail to all of the upcoming scheduled bands, telling them that they would be paid $100.00 if fewer than 100 people showed and $250.00 if more than 100 people showed, thus backing out on the agreed-upon price (nothing new, i know - many of us have experienced this). Here was his e-mail: So i told my bandmates about the guy's attitude and about the lower price and we decided to opt out, per the ability to do so in the e-mail above. What follows is the succession of e-mails between me and the guy who runs the joint: Me: Venue boss: Me: Venue Boss: Me: Anyway, I think I handled it pretty well overall. The guy is going to kill his newly-created "Jam Band" night in the first month it is scheduled to start. What an a__!!!!!