Yep that’s how it was with our band …paid for setting up and hauling out. Play for free. Occasionally. The bar would give us free drinks. But only 2 of us drank alcohol and 1 pf those 2 was only a beer drinker.I took off work Tuesday and yesterday to play at a major theme park. We set up on a stage right at the entrance so people could immediately see and hear us as they came in. it was fun to watch their reactions. A lot were dancing as they came in. Even had positive comments from employees. Load in and load out was not fun but as the saying goes, you get paid for setting up and tearing down and play for free.
Tomorrow we travel to Carson City, NV. for our first gig at a venue there. Saturday we play an adult living community; outside and it is supposed to be 100 degrees plus. Sunday afternoon we play a local bar. Hope I survive.