This past Saturday night, my band played a Valentines party at a local Elks club. It had been planned for months and the club had been advertising it to it's members in their newsletter. As it turned out, there were several things against us such as: 1) a bitter cold night (I know - it's Feburary!) 2) TN - KY basketball game on TV @ 9 pm 3) NASCAR truck race on TV 4) Olympics on TV The above factors all combined to give us a net attendance at the Valentines dance of 37 paid admissions. The nice thing about it? The club kicked in $200 because they were embarrassed about the low turnout and we were playing for the door. I thought this was a very noble act and a good sign that those in attendance really liked the band. Not the usual treatment we've come to expect from other clubs. I'm hoping they ask us back.