We drove 18 hours straight from Portland to a show at a Days Inn in Santa Rosa. It snowed all the way from Salem, Oregon to Weed, California. We got to the venue as the first band was playing.
Long story short: the show was pretty fun except for some drunk dudes that punched the singer of Trap Them's wife and pushed her into the merch table. And trying to figure out how to get paid at the end of the night was a little tricky. It was hard to track down the promoter on account of the hotel's afterparty. Our payment was based on a percentage of money made at the door; no flat guarantee. Because the show was in the Days Inn bar, we got rooms at the motel. The promoter told us how much money was left to divide among the bands and handed us a stack of cash that did not add up to the number she had given us. This created a bit of confusion. After the promoter talked with some other people that worked the show, it was announced that our rooms were paid for out of the money we'd made at the door, hence the discrepancy. Fair enough. Twenty minutes later, the promoter drunkenly shoved Steve in the face for "being the center of attention."
Kudos to Dave Verellen from Narrows for apparently not following the rules and regulations of the venue, which in this case means intervening when two drunk men are attacking a woman while security sits on their asses.
For your consideration, we're posting an email sent from the promoter of the show to our booking agent. If she didn't like us, why did she wake us in the middle of the night by calling our room to ask if we could give her merch? Why did she text us the next morning to ask to get on the guest list for the San Francisco show? Mysterious.
p.s. Trap Them fucking rules.
::> > i definitely wasn't drunk "during" the
::> show. we had an after room that we were accessible to once
::> the show was over and it wasn't till then that I started
::> really drinking. I did have some drinks during the bands
::> sets, but, nothing to keep me from making sure everyone was
::> settled in the 300 dollars worth of hotel rooms and spending
::> out of hand cash on the bands for more drinks since they are
::> obvious princess's. i never said i had MY OWN security.
::> i said we would have security, yes, and in your contracts it
::> also said i wouldn't be responsible for any actions of
::> the band members. i had guys from narrows and taas throwing
::> a fit at security when all security was doing was following
::> the rules and regulations of the venue. the band members
::> were not. it was ridiculous. you throwing shows in boston
::> for who the the fuck ever is of NO interest to me and it is
::> not relative at all. learning process for me, dont book
::> shows for wanna be hot shots. only good band was
::> > trap them and that is who the most of everyone cared
::> to see and they got fucked out of a good time because your
::> baby boy bands were crying about everything. this is highly
::> unprofessional of you to go out of your way and send some
::> shit to me that is myspace worthy. and i now know where your
::> little tikes get it from. either way i felt i was very clear
::> in my final messages that this was not some legit ass venue
::> where we run things like it is the great american or some
::> other venue that gives a shit. i guess you should have
::> worked a little harder to have gotten them a show in
::> sacramento, instead you half assed your job and stuck with
::> the first thing that swung. tell your clients that. good