And no, it wasn’t the bar bill. This isn’t a cover band situation - it’s a local brewery’s “venue” hosting original music; hole in the wall type place, no walk up traffic. Booker promises “heavy promotion through social media,” etc. Pay is that the band gets ticket revenues, less a “bar minimum.” They post two FB posts a month apart. We post via social on Instagram and Facebook, from band and personal accounts, probably 20 or so posts over a period of a month. Also run paid campaigns on both networks. We also book an opening act to make the ticket more worthwhile. We do the show with no monitors, no lights, no stage, no soundcheck, and no soundman (the door guy “helps out”). Weather’s been bad but we get modest draw. We don’t expect to leave with much/any money, but such is original music and that’s okay. Get email today from the venue. Apparently after splitting the cost of the soundman (we did? How much?), we didn’t generate enough bar sales. Guy “appreciates the time” but “will be looking for the difference.” Read: he wants us to cut him a check. Any of you run into this? And have a venue come back to you and ask you to basically subsidize them directly?