Formerly known as "nachoman"
I've been a 'semi-pro' player for about eighteen years now. This year there's been an alarming development to my normal gigging- never, in seventeen years of playing, have we had serious problems getting our money after a gig. Roll in 2012- and we've got two small claims court cases (one with a city council who've behaved despicably) & one 'the booker has filed for bankruptcy'- forget getting any money on this one. Quite frankly I'm gobsmacked and horrified... ok, recession etc, but I've played through the last one without things getting this messy. I'm really getting the feeling that there's an ethos that ripping bands off is now regarded as acceptable in a way that it certainly wasn't until very recently... anyone else traveling under the same dark cloud as Fat45....?