I don't see how the smaller bars can afford bands. I see alot of bands in the summer months...going out when its 10 degrees to see a band doesn't interest me at all anymore. Summer time...outside...cold beer....good or shitty band...nice afternoon.
I hang at the Sunset grill alot....that I get. Even if you pay the band well....there's still a shitload of people there drinking and buying food all day. Would they still be there if there were no band...maybe. It's the small bars I go to in my area...figure at bare bones...they have to pay the band at least $200-300 for an afternoon or evening. There's only 25 people there....wouldn't they take a loss when all is said and done.
We get those horrid acoustic guy/girl duos by us all summer on patio decks....nothing is worse than that torture. Nothing.
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