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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-10-15T07:45:48+00:00 2006-10-15T07:45:48+00:00 <![CDATA[Got paid but didn't play]]> Statistics: Posted by NEONMOONY — Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:45 am

2006-10-15T06:17:25+00:00 <![CDATA[Got paid but didn't play]]>
another time we set up in a bar and did some sound checking, got paid and thrown out because we didn't "know 1 song completely, you just play parts of songs" - we tried to explain this was just a soundcheck and we WOULD play the songs entirely during the show, but the owner didn't want to listen...

Statistics: Posted by jaybee — Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:17 am

2006-10-14T17:56:14+00:00 <![CDATA[Got paid but didn't play]]> on Beeb radio 2 they were comparing "worst gigs" in the afternoon comedy show.

One feller said that he knew a guy who drove from London to Leeds to play a comedy competition , boy arrived at the gig..met the promoter who said that no-one ( audience or comedians ) had turned he should take the £50 prize.

The comedian insists on doing his show in the empty venue...20 mins in the promoter stands up and says "kreeeist ! You are not getting the money".


Statistics: Posted by houndog — Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:56 pm

2006-09-05T17:48:50+00:00 <![CDATA[Got paid but didn't play]]>
My lesson here wasALWAYS SIGN the contract and get the promoter to sign it also!! Handshakes are cool but really don't mean much when dealing with flakes and airheads. Usually, I'm the flaky airhead.

Statistics: Posted by oleman — Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:48 pm

2006-09-05T12:58:11+00:00 <![CDATA[Got paid but didn't play]]> 45 minutes before I needed to be on stage

About 5 years ago, my former band showed up at a locally sanctioned IBC contest at 2:10 for a scheduled 2:45 performance. We were met at the door by our keyboard player who frantically said "Get in here fast, we were supposed to go on at 2:00!" When we won the semi-final round two days before, all 6 of us heard the guy say 2:45.

We walked into a room with a dead silent panel of judges staring at us and about 200 silent onlookers. You coulda heard a pin drop. They graciously "allowed" us 30 minutes of stage time instead of 45 because "we" were late and they needed to stay on schedule.

Afterwards, the guy insisted that he told us our playing slot was from "TWO o'clock until 2:45." Six of us knew better. Talk about being pissed. And we weren't getting paid to suffer that kind of embarrassment either. Buttwipes.

Any festival or contest that doesn't have a PUBLISHED schedule that they stick to is run by idiots. Period.

Glad you got paid Grady, good on ya.


Statistics: Posted by bosco — Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:58 pm

2006-09-05T10:44:58+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Got paid but didn't play]]>
grady wrote:
I could use a few more gigs like that...... :D

"See honey, he can make money by not playing!" :lol:

Statistics: Posted by srvlives — Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:44 am

2006-09-05T09:10:08+00:00 <![CDATA[Got paid but didn't play]]> Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:10 am

2006-09-05T08:55:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Got paid but didn't play]]> The guy running the Festival had re-scheduled me for 5pm without telling me.
To make a long story short,,,, I got the full amount of money guaranteed by the contract that we agreed to and didn't have to play.
I hung around for about 45 minutes and then left.

The Family and I went out for a nice Dinner instead.

I could use a few more gigs like that...... :D

Statistics: Posted by grady — Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:55 am