Hey all, so I'm in negotiations with a local club for my 10-piece funk band to play in April. The gig is flat-rate, and the club is located in a busy section of Boston with a known 'built in' crowd for a Friday night. In negotiations with the booking guy, I am getting an unbelievable amount of waffling on signing a performance contract. With previous clubs, a signed contract has never been a big deal, but these guys are acting like I'm demanding they sign the Magna Carta. At the beginning of December, I finally got the booking guy to a point where he agreed to let me *send* him the contract (which I did, two copies with a self-addressed stamped envelope so all he had to do was sign it and mail it right back to me). All month, no response. Finally, almost six weeks later, I get this email back: For the curious, here's the text of our standard contract: Customer: Location: Date: Time: Band Obligations - Soulphonic (Here - Pastebin.com Are the terms overly-aggressive, or am I setting myself up for Pain(tm) by continuing on with this gig?