The New Year’s Eve Gig
It’s New Year’s Eve at the country club. The band is playing, the guests are dancing, and everybody is having a really good time. So much so that, when the band takes a break, the country club’s manager approaches the leader with a proposition.
“You guys are great! Everybody loves the, band,” he tells him. The leader is gracious, acknowledging the compliment. “Some of us have been talking, and we like your band so much, we’d like to know if we can book you for next New Year’s Eve, too.”
“That sounds good. But let me talk with the guys.”
On the next break, the manager approaches the bandleader again. “So what do you think? Are you good for next year?”
“I think so, yeah,” says the leader. “The only thing is, the guys would like to make a little more bread next time.”
The manager is amenable and suggests a dollar amount reflecting a bump up from what they’re being paid tonight.
“Yeah, that sounds good, but let me check with the guys.”
Next break, the manager’s back. “So, are we good for next year?”
“Yep!” says the bandleader. “Just one other thing. The drummer wants to know if it’s okay if he leaves his drums here.”