Last Saturday night, my band was booked to headline a small town outdoor festival in the town where I went to high school. Nice big stage, good P.A. and lighting all provided (which doesn't happen very often for us). We headlined this same event last year and they liked us so much they hired us back that night for this year. After weeks of 95 to 100 degree heat we get to show day and it's barely 70 with a chilly breeze and clouds all day. Turnout is almost nonexistent at $10 a head. The opening act goes on and it starts to sprinkle and they have to stop / cover up their gear about 3 or 4 times till rain stops, then they resume. Finally they pack it in and we have to decide with the promoter what to do cause it's still sprinkling and radar shows several more hours of the same. Promoter offers us to play a stripped down "acoustic" set in a nice (but tiny) clubhouse associated with the golf course the event is on. By "tiny" I mean a small bar (6 stools), about a dozen tables, a half dozen booths and a back party room that could maybe hold 30 more people. - BL/singer wants to make sure we get paid so says we need to play... but defers to band on whether to stay outside or go in. - Lead guitarist refuses to play outside, but doesn't really want to play inside either cause his way-too-big arena amp rig won't fit in the clubhouse so he would have to play acoustic guitar all night. Doesn't really seem to care if we get paid or not. - Rhythm guitarist just wants to pack up and go home especially after he finds out we'd get paid either way. - Drummer has no opinion. - And my opinion is, hell yeah let's play inside cause the place is packed and a lot of these people paid good money to hear us and we owe them a show even if it's a little more work for us and not the big production they're expecting. On top of which it's the only way the promoter (who provided all the production and hand-built the outdoor stage himself) even has a chance to break even. Yeah there was the extra factor of it being my hometown but I would have felt the same way anyplace else. Well thankfully, we did move inside and play and even though the place was small, it was packed out all night with a crowd who was totally into us. We got tons of compliments afterwards, gave out several business cards and I think (but am not sure) are already back on the bill for next year. So what would your band have done in this situation?