Re: The tip jar
Gee, for bar gigs it's standard operating procedure around here. The fifth member of the band, Phillip. Yep, Phil the tip jar. Also the tip walk, where someone walks around the venue with the jar. One group uses an old tom with one head on it. The trick with the tip walk is to get a friendly nice person to do it, especially if they're attractive. Sometimes various people take it upon themselves to help the band and grab the tip jar for a walk, and if they're aggressive about it people can be put off. The patrons know it's coming and the venues know it's standard practice and pay accordingly. I've seen situations where the band was especially good and the take from the tip jar was double the venue pay.