Last night I had a double header, two gigs in the same night, or so I thought. My first gig was at 8 pm at The Bitter End at NYC. It's a cool club, we, Soul Disciple, were the first band to perform and had a good crowd about 30 or 40 people it was a really good show though we had some sound problems during the show. So I think yeah, things are going well, I'm all warmed up and pack up my stuff, get me a little something to eat and head over to the next gig which is at 11pm at the Lizard Lounge on 54th street a couple of doors down from the old Studio 54. I get there at about 10:15 and the crowd is kind of light. I checking out the band and discover that I know two of the members from SUNY Purchase, which is interesting because they're doing an R&B thing and they are all in the Jazz Studies department. So I say, wow this is cool, an opportunity to say hey with some cats that I've taken some classes with and have played with. The prior band finishes and our band is ready to go on when the band leader tells me that the owner isn't going to allow us to play because we didn't bring 15-20 people. Say What!? That's right folks, we lugged all of our gear there and you have to walk down a flight of stairs to get in this place to be told that we're not going to be allowed to play because we didn't bring enough people. Now, I've played places where the only people in the joint was the band and the people that own the place and got paid to boot. Here we are playing for free and we get dis'd like this, what a bunch of losers!