Posted: Jan 17, 2006 3:10 pm
This is some funny shit, though Im sure Ill take some heat for in one way or another. We use to get hired out to play a shitty "frat" gig now and then at Ole Miss and various other SEC schools. This was something none of us wanted to do, but we had accrued some pretty hefty bills and the money was pretty outrageous and impossible to pass up. Integrity wise it was the pits, as we were constantly butting heads with the "brothers" or social chairman during the gig about the fact that we played our own music and would not play covers. These fucks knew what we did before they hired us, i just think they took heat from there buds when there were no familiar tunes being played. Anyway, these gigs were booked thru various goofy booking agencys that would call and say they had an offer from a frat and how much would we charge etc. etc.. Upon acceptance of one of these offers (anywhere from $2,500-to I think we got payed $10,000 once or twice), we would have to contact the social chairman about what time we were to play, load in...all that shit. This was also a chance to demand all kinds of crazy shit from these fools as far as booze, food, batteries etc.etc.(obviously making it as big of a pain in the ass as possible). I know there were pizzas involved, candy bars, chips and dips, juice, soft drinks and motel rooms some of the time. We had this whole long list of shit typed out for these situations that was really funny, and by and large they fulfilled or wishes. The frat was also responsible for supplying sound production, P.A. etc.. The best of all of these gigs was one we were scheduled to play down at Tuscaloosa at the Univ of Alabama. We get there and apparently they never booked a soundguy and there was literally nobody in town to do it or had the equipment, as they were all booked. Basically, after being threatened for a while, the social chairman dude said he was gonna call a lawyer. Some chick showed up and read thru the contracts and basically said that it was there problem and that we were off the hook as they did not fufill there end of the deal. We kindy packed our shit up, took our beer and booze and the $5,000 or so they owed and headed to the motel. This also happened in Oxford, as the frat was on probation and scheduled a party anyway. The frat police showed up and said no go for the party and we got paid, packed up and tripped on that shit all they way back home.