Just need to vent about a situation here. Our singer is the one who books shows in the band. That's his job outside of performing. He has a business mentality, many of his past day jobs have been in sales/marketing, and he's really good at it. He had negotiated some dates at a club for the rest of the year. Our price there was $500 flat, about an average night's pay. We're playing some venues for more cash, but we're starting to build a strong following in the area and I'm sure re-negotiations for next year's bookings were already on our singer's mind. For some reason, our drummer goes into the club after our last performance, which was about two months ago. The owner casually mentions what the bar made at the door (it was like $400 or something), and says that if we ever wanted to play for $250 plus the door, we could that. For some reason our drummer says okay. Right there, we went from taking no risk (all of our pay guaranteed) to a rather large risk (most of our pay is contingent on the door). Anyone here who's ever played for the door knows that 9 times our of 10 that you're going to get screwed, whether it's the door guy letting people in for free or the club skimming money before they pay you. We never play for the door: It's as simple as that. I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, but we're becoming a valuable commodity, and playing for the door around here is something that garage-band level groups do. Fast forward to last weekend and we're gigging again at the club. Our singer goes up to get paid without knowing that a new deal had been made. The bar tender tries to hand him $300. Luckily our singer doesn't accept it and plays hardball. We have production costs to pay and gas isn't cheap right now. It would have been pointless to accept the new deal because that would have been the pay for the rest of the gigs we did there. We already negotiated down; it would have been impossible to negotiate back to the original price. Our light tech walks in on Monday to pick up his equipment and is informed that the rest of our gigs are cancelled (I saw this one coming). I still don't understand what was going through our drummer's head. YOU NEVER NEGOTIATE FOR A LOWER PRICE!!! It's alright that he doens't have a business mentality. I don't have a hight amount of spatial-intelligence, so I'm not going to go to try to start a career as an architect. He needs to quit talking to club owners. This FUBAR has really put us behind in that area since we were getting a lot of fans and making a buzz. I just hope this club owner doesn't talk to badly about us to other owners. Well, I'm done ranting.