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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, Jul 11, 2010.
Hey Tony. That story wasn't about our friend Pete M., was it?
No, Bob. But it might as well have been!
When that happened to me ,I asked them if they paid to get in.When they said no because they were working ,I just stared at them and they let me in.
Now THAT is funny!
I once heard a story where some guys were bringing their wives into the back door of a NYE gig, and the people at the facility started to demand that the wives had to pay full admission price before they could get in. The entire band threatened to walk. That seemed to solve the problem. While the folks at the venue may have been technically in the right, it would have been disastrous for them to lose their band on one of the biggest nights of the year.
Similarly, once in a while my bandleader will get into some kind of dispute with someone else at a wedding reception gig (usually it's the caterer - don't know why they seem to think they are ruling the roost) and since we have a signed rider to the contract that covers virtually all aspects of the gig, my bandleader will say something to the effect of, "ok, fine - have it your way - since that is a violation of our signed contract rider we'll just pack up and leave, and YOU can explain to the bride why she doesn't have entertainment for her wedding reception."
It's amazing how people will comply when the appropriate leverage is utilized.
I played the next night and brought my wife in for free. I was most likely wrong to do so.
They didn't say no but I got an evil look.
In the same hat and shirt, of course you got the evil look, but why not one from her as well? I'm surprised she went WITH you.
In my house the evil look would have been at home before leaving and the shirt and hat would have been changed.
She had to come with me because we were going out after the job and there was no time to go home in between. I didn't want to wear the hat and shirt but the band leader said I had to and he hired me.
Has the caterer ever threatened to leave and told the Band to explain why there was no food at the reception?
You mean there is more than ONE working bone player?