Maybe live sound should get a percentage? Would the soundguy population dry up here? Or would they just not work for crappy bands with no draw then? Should local venues up themselves up to allowing bands to bring their own soundguy? I still haven't heard anyone's thoughts on that.
are you fucking kidding?
a % for sound?
they have no say in the booking nor are they expected to draw people in.
and you are more than welcome ANYWHERE to bring your own person (we often do) -- but you will still be dealing with production costs.
as there are, i am assuming, other bands on the bill.
There are places that charge $150 on a weekend. I can think of a few actually.
ultimately what this comes down to is not asking enough questions up front.
when you book you should ask ALL of those sort of questions.
y'know -- most bars if you work as the promoter will pay you a % of bar sales...
BUT... not if YOU DONT ASK!
and carabar doesn't HAVE TO BE the anomaly...
there are many other bars across the us of a that work the same way...
you can take care of business and not be a dick.
just don't be a dick.