We thought we had a great idea. There was going to be a very important fund raising event for a local non-profit and our Trio wanted to help. We thought, why don’t we donate a house concert to be auctioned off to the highest bidder? In addition, so that bidders would know what they’re bidding on, we volunteered to play for an hour or so at the event so that bidders would know what they were bidding on. So far, so good. As we got closer to auction time I started thinking that maybe this wasn’t such a great idea. What would we do if the highest bid was $25? How would we save face if the bids were very low, or worse yet, what if there aren’t any bidders? Is this going to be another case of no good deed going unpunished? Well, like I said, we dodged the bullet. We had 5 bidders and we raised $800 for the organization. I still think it was a good idea, but there were some tense moments.