I've been looking for a band on my local music forums so I've been getting messages/emails from strangers. Just got one from a guy that asked if I'd like to try out this Sunday, and that if it works out well, we'd have a gig next month. However, every band member is required to sell 5 tickets in order to play at that show. I thought that was pretty odd, so I did a little research and found that it's actually quite a common practice over here in Singapore. Is this happening over whereever you guys are as well?