Plenty of guys on this board remember when it was very common, almost the norm, for cover band gigs to be multiple consecutive nights at the same venue. When I was playing around Philly and South Florida in the late 80s-early 90s it was very common to play 3-5 nights consecutively at the same bar. When I went to New England in the mid-90's almost all my gigs were Friday-Saturday combinations at the same bar. I then took a 5 year hiatus, and now back in Florida and it is rare to find bars that don't book only one-night stands. Now, maybe in your area consecutive nights are more common, so perhaps it is a regional thing . So, I'm asking, why did it change? Not the part about playing 5 nights a week (that has been discussed to death), but why did the consecutive nights dry up, even if only a Friday-Saturday? Anybody want to speculate? Anybody ever discussed this with club/bar owners? One could speculate that people get tired of seeing the same band any more than one night in a row but why didnt they get tired of that 15 years ago? I well remember the dynamics of a Friday-Saturday engagement: you would have the hard core girlfriends/wives and followers both nights, the bars hardcore regulars both nights, and the bulk of the crowd would be people who either came one night or the other based on what their favorite night to out was, or whatever their work/family schedule allowed. Im not sure why any of that would have changed but I guess it did. A follow up question, is given how much a PITA it can be to set up a good sound/light production, have any of you guys ever tried to negotiate a volume discount with a club/bar owner, where you charge slightly less per night if you get the whole weekend?