[Dixielandjazz] Re: was First Night/ Now New Years Eve Fees.
MikeMarois at HireLiveMusicians.com
Sun Dec 14 09:39:58 PST 2003
Oops, a slight oversight on my part. I was working at Pleasure Island
(Disney's knock off of Church Street Station). My regular shift was
Thursday thru Monday 5pm - 12:30am. Granted your typical park musician
wouldn't have had a problem with booking a high priced New Year's Eve gig
but in our band's case and the other bands on the island this was a big
problem. Disney marketed the island back then as "A New Year's Eve
Celebration - 365 nights a year!" It was pretty much a party that happened
every night. We got edged out of the gig by a DJ, go figure!
Best New Year's Eve gig: Back in the 80's, a banjo player and I strolled
through the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood CA. playing and eclectic mix of
Dixieland and Country Western as a warm up for a Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton
Concert. The pay was incredible and I was out and on my way to several
parties by 8:00pm. I haven't tried to top that one yet.
From: Kurt [mailto:bowermastergroup at qwest.net]
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 9:28 AM
To: MikeMarois at HireLiveMusicians.com; TCASHWIGG at aol.com;
dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] Re: was First Night/ Now New Years Eve
<Now I ask you does a Dentist get more money for filling a tooth on
Saturday than he does on Monday-Friday?
Does a Brain Surgeon get more money for Brain Surgery on Wednesday than he
does on Monday? Because it interferes with his golf?>
I agree with most of what you said, but have you ever hired a plumber after
regular hours? Sit down when you get the bill.
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