Originally Posted by eclipseownzu
As a professional you should have some kind of contract, or rider, protecting you from this kind of thing. I would think that every detail of the working arrangement would be spelled out and signed by all parties involved. You have to protect your ass, its business. I can only imagine what else this band leader may try and pull. He may end up trying to stiff you, and you have no way to protect yourself legally.
I would definitely contact him asap and make sure you are on the same page. Then get it all in writing as soon as you can. Remember, they need you more than you need them. Expecially now with only one rehersal left before the gig.
I don't know about a rider, but when the BL said lets split this up equally, he was testing the sub relationship and agreement. He knows it's not right. If you agreed or let him leave without challenging the expectation, then you're partly to blame sorry to say. Next time, you'll know to set that straight upfront.