Hey, not everyone can afford a band at their wedding. And not everyone can afford a band at their NYE party. Neither is a crime. But accepting $165 per person for either would be a crime, let alone a wedding on NYE. Realistically you should be making $500 each or more. I've read a few posts here where bands charged insane amounts for weddings or NYE. That's the other half of the problem, so clubs and wedding planners will continue to hire DJ's rather than hire bands.