zippy wrote:People have fantasies about becoming huge rock stars (a model that mostly does not even exist anymore) because thats what keeps saps coming back for the expolitation. Never mind that the odds of actually achieving this feat are far greater than anyone one band member getting hit by lightening. And you guys think I Am an egomaniac? Hey never mind the stupid crazy odds our band is so brillant we will become ROCK STARS! Why the groupies will just be hanging off of us. RIGHT! The large crowds you have fantasies about in huge arenas are really groups of your friends and family hanging out in a puke stenchy bar you are getting next to nothing to play in. Sorry but thats reality.
I'm not a musician but I do perform regularly at the Frequency. And yes, my audience is small, made up in no small part by my friends. But I don't have any fantasy about performing in front of huge arenas. When I'm on stage before an audience, I'm living the dream. And the high I get off of performing carries me through the rest of the week. If you think that's delusional, so be it. Maybe we are both disconnected from reality, as you seem to live in a world where a cabal of greedy Madison club owners are amassing huge fortunes off the backs of musicians. We both live in delusions, the different is that my fantasy is fun.
Plus, the Frequency (or High Noon for that matter) has never smelt like puke anytime I've been there. It's smelled like sweat, which just means people were rocking out, and rocking out is neat.
Kyle Motor wrote:
Actually that's accurate. Minimum wage for tipped employees is different than general minimum wage rates. If you don't know that, it's pretty clear you have little to no grasp of what you're talking about.
Thanks for the law backup, dog!