last night my 3 piece instrumental band played at this upscale inn. we play there once a week and are well liked. its one of those gigs however that we are not really the focus of peoples evening there, the food, wine and company is the main draw, so when people applaud it really means a lot to us. last night during a song, a guy approached us and mouthed "where is the tip jar" and put down 20 bucks on the amp. that 20 meant so much to us, its such positive reinforcement from a total stranger. my rock band doesn't get tips ever, but this band has gotten tips, one night there totaling 165 bucks! we also get paid so we are not playing for tips. hahaha I had a point when I started typing but now I feel like this is a rambling mess!