Hey TBers, This is going to be mostly a rant so get your popcorn and buckle your seat belts! I am part of a U2 tribute band and our drummer wrangled us a Wednesday night slot at a venue known for booking some major acts. It was pretty much an audition to see how we do. This gig had been on the books for about 6 weeks or so. Last night we played the gig. The vocalist finally shows up at 15 minutes before downbeat, wearing board shorts, a t-shirt and sandals. No Bono glasses, no wireless mic, no harmonica, no clothes to change into. Did I mention we are a U2 tribute?? Needless to say we were all stunned and pissed. We performed the show and there were times he just sat down on the drum riser checking his @#$% phone! The drummer, guitarist and myself had around 15 people in the audience and one guy came from Riverside to see us (that is an hour or more drive ONE WAY). We finish the show and the singer leaves within 5 or 10 minutes. The owner chewed out the drummer and we sat with our guests before we started load out. After load out we thanked the owner for the opportunity and had an honest discussion with him and we will have a chance to perform there again in the future. The 3 of us met outside and there was no question that we were done with the singer and his nonsense. We pulled all of our gear from the rehearsal space today and gave him the news. Now the search is on for a new front man. Ahh bands. tldr; Singer doesn't play a gig dressed appropriately, embarrasses the band and gets fired.