- Oct 16, 2011
Let me say this. I remember the last bar/tavern I played in. Things were poorly run. The first night I played there should have told me to keep it moving. I wouldn't listen to my GF at the time..
I don’t recall you ever saying that an owner asked your opinion on things to help out. You have just always said that you had told them this or that, or they needed to do certain things to increase business.
That fact of the matter is that if you were as good as you say you are, and have a following, anyplace that you play at would/will be packed. The spot would be THROUGH THE FREAKING ROOF, just because The MixmasterMachoMan was on the set.
My understanding was it was a Friday night and I was to play from 8pm to 1:30am. That didn't happen. Around 9:30 you had some DJs come in to setup to play. I knew nothing of this. So their time to play there was 10 to closing. I had no issues with those guys. I played till 11 and got paid. I was asked what my ideal was for a good time for me to play there. I said 6-10pm. That way the guys could come in and do what they do. I don't drink, so I knew nothing about happy hour. You never have a DJ interfere with happy hour.
The time for happy hour from Monday to Friday was 4-8pm. So I was cutting into their happy hour. That should have never happened. So I'm there starting to play there at 6 and happy hour ends at 8. So now the drink prices go back to the regular price. I'm there till 10 . The bar was poorly stocked. They didn't have what a lot of people who came there regularly like to drink. So with that by 9 I was playing to an almost empty room.
The reason for that was because at 10 the guys who came there to play were there playing for a bunch of youngsters. A lot of them were under age. The owner said nothing and the barmaid just served the drinks and took their money. The owner said nothing because all he cared about was that the place was making money.
So the people who came to see me play weren't going to stay there but so long because they didn't want to be there when the****** ******* come in. The music the DJs played for their crowd was mostly songs with swear words in them. The people who came to see me play didn't want to be in there even close to there time they were coming in there. At 10 it was $10 to get in.
So I was setup to fail and didn't know it. If I was given the time to play there from 8-1:30am for 2 months I would have had the place packed. The reason is because the place was right around the corner from the Private Place Lounge and people who heard me play there loved what I did when I got the call to come and play there. So once they found out I was playing there they would have passed the word and the place would have been packed.
That didn't happen and one night ABC came in the place and fined the owners for allowing under age people to come there and drink.
I finally switched to playing there on Sunday from 5-10. Long story short I came there to play on a Sunday like I normally do to find out the place was closed. It's a hair salon now. Nowhere do you hear anything about me telling any owner how to run their business.
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