To cut a (very) long story short, i was playing my sunday residency with my covers group over the long weekend - It was NUTS, venue was 250 people over capacity, nowhere near enough security, small stage with no barriers - you get the idea. During first set an idiot jumps on stage, i push him off. Give a look to security. He jumps up again, someone else pushes him off. He jumped up one more time, ran around for a bit, then jumped off. Idiot. Security still doesn't do anything.. don't blame him really, he's trying to keep an eye on 500 other idiots. Set break comes, the same drunken idiot jumps onstage again, trips into keyboards, knocks keyboard stack over, into the drum Kit. Keyboards trashed.. (Motiv 7, and a yamaha one, can't remember the name) i'm talking 10-15 keys literally smashed, action badly damaged etc. Bouncer throws guy out, he gets in taxi and leaves. We managed to get his phone number off somebody there who knew him. I gave him a call the next day, and he tried to dodge the call for the first few minutes, wouldn't admit who he was etc. I eventually talked him round, and he admitted to doing it, and eventually got him to admit responsibility for his actions. I told him i'd be in touch about how much it was gonna cost. Got the quote today for around the $500 mark (which was a really good price in my opinion, considering damage). With a month wait on parts - keyboards are unusable.. I got in touch with the guy today and he informed me (rudely) that there was no way he was going to pay it, it was the bands gear and the bands responsibility for insurance against this type of thing... etc etc. I believe we're going to have to (at least threaten to) take him to court over it. I'd love to hear some opinions on who is legally responsible in this situation, and if he would actually have a case if it did go to court... Many thanks in advance for any help here!!! all advice / opinions totally appreciated! Cheers, Andy. Ps. I live in Australia, so would particularly love to hear some legal advice from an aussie!