So this open mic started 3 weeks ago. Run by a local guy that I have come know from around the music scene. After the first night he asked me if I would like to play bass in the house band because his guitar player lives far away and can't make it, so the bass player will move to guitar and I will play bass. I said sure, be a good way to build my chops and kind of thrown in the fire. I played last week, and tonight. Tonight I am sitting with another guitar player and he said to me, so your in the house band, must be getting paid. It never even crossed my mind to be honest, just happy to be playing. Not even 5 min later I see the owner walk over and hand him a fold of money, then I see him like sneaking the drummer some cash. Well I'll be a son of a gun I say to myself. Now I am waiting for him to offer me some cash, cause he saw me see him get handed some cash. I just sent him an email saying I saw you got paid what's up, why wasn't I offered any? So what would you guys do? I was gonna write a nice nastygram, but decided to take the high road, because it could mean a couple of extra bucks in my pocket every week. If I was nasty then the gig is gone. It really is a fun night 15 minute slots from 8:30 till midnight, and they all get filled, tonight I sat in on about 12 songs Including our 4. like I said nice way for me to get better.