Alright guys, I need help makin' a decision here. AFAIK, my band is scheduled to gig at this local restaurant on May 6th, from 9pm to 1am. However, when I booked the gig three weeks ago, the club owner told me "hey, call me Monday cuz I'm kinda busy right now, and we can discuss the price then." I haven't been able to get ahold of the club owner for love nor money. I've called her several times, at low-traffic times of the day, only to be told that "she's busy talking with customers" or "she'll call/email you later". I've even gone down there before they opened to try to talk with her, to find her gabbing away on the phone, at which point sends a lackey out to talk with me who says "sorry, she's wicked busy right now, leave your card and she'll email you". At that point I said, politely, "I can wait until she's off the phone, it's kind of important". I waited for about 20 minutes, and the lackey comes back out and says "She says she's really sorry, she really just can't talk with you today. Leave your card please and she'll email you". So, my question to you is, what should I do if May 6th rolls around, and I STILL haven't settled on a price? Should we show up, play, and demand payment/negotions then? Should I tell her "look, if May 1st comes around and you still haven't been able to clear up 5 minutes to talk with me, we're not showing up on the 6th.", or should we just not show up at all? Are there other options available? How can I diplomatically deal with this club owner?