It's really late, and I'm really tired, but I thought I'd share this funny story w/ the TB community before I forget the details. I just returned from a gig in Pascagoula at a bar we play at a few times a month. The crowd is usually pretty responsive and tip pretty decent. We'll usually get about 30-50 bucks in tips at this bar. So tonight, we had an opening band that played til 11:30. We finished our first set and were getting everything ready for the second set. Out of the corner of my eye, I see this guy throw something on the stage. I walked over to see what it was.....and it's a $100 bill. This guy was with a group of incredily drunk people who were there to play pool, but apparently really enjoyed the band. So after he throws the first bit of money on stage, our new guitar player and I decide to goof off a bit while the singer adjusts her amp. So we play about the first 2 min. of Schism, a rare opportunity considering we're an 80-90% originals band. $100 bill guy freaks out and starts throwing money on stage. All throughout the 2nd set, he keeps flashing hundreds in front of us and says he'll give them to us if we play one Tool song......wow. So I start playing The Pot, and the drummer and singer keep refusing to play. This didn't sit well with me because I know the drummer is good enough to improvise something in front of these drunk people. I realize that I'm the only person on stage who knows how to play Tool, but for an extra 300 bucks, I'll play the whole damn 10,000 Days album if he wants. Regardless, as the night progressed he continued to throw money at us until he was all tapped out. And that, my fellow TBers, is why I love playing in front of drunk people who tip. At the end of the night, it was a cool $450 in tips alone.