Originally Posted by larryace
Oh yes definitely agree that it's very tacky to mention the tip jar. The fact that it's there is enough. As a joke sometimes we say we take requests, just write your request on the back of a 20 and it's yours lol.
I like the idea of a "request jar." Especially if you're playing with a band that's up for it, ability-wise and attitude-wise. Hype it up and make a schtick out of it. Call yourselves "The Requestors" and push the fact that tips/requests put the band on the spot, and it's kinda like a reality show in a way. Hot damn...that's a genius marketing move! Take it and run with it, and consider it my retribution for causing you to lose out on that Lenny Kravitz gig. :P