I'd like to believe this but I don't know it for a fact, may be another urban myth of sorts. This concerns certain well known club in Woodstock NY. They had changed owners a few times in the 70's and their reputation for paying bands was murky. So this band played there with the agreement that they would get paid the door, i.e. whatever was taken in at the door. At the end of the night the owner was nowhere to be found and no one from management was around. Faced with with prospect of going home unpaid, they chose another option...yup, they took the door...the front door to the club. Turned out the door was worth a lot of money, more than the band would have been paid. I don't know the specific amounts but eventually the band got properly paid and the door was returned.