These can be Club Owner revenge stories, if you want. For example: Band does gig, club owner refuses to pay band; unbeknowst to club owner, bass player is either (1) a City building inspector in his day job; or (2) an IRS auditor. Club closes down mysteriously a couple days later.... My favorite: went to downtown Baltimore in 1988 to play a Halloween night to find another band setting up. When I talked to the club owner about it, club owner's wife is there and she says "I don't even know who you are." Mad, tired, I go down to the other end of the main drag where a friend's duo is playing to a growing crowd. I offer to sit in for nothing just for something to do, and my offer is accepted. About midnight the house is packed and I spot the bartender from former club. He says he came down because the place he works closed early - there was a lot of road construction on their side of the strip and the place was just not worth going to. I also got a piece of the door for the sit in - not much, but enough to cover expenses.