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I know the economy is bad, but expecting bands or any other form of (presumed professional) entertainment to provide a free service is a pretty awful trend, and I address it in this month's PACKRAT COMIC. I have always hated the concept of "providing exposure to a band" as an ample enough reason to "let" them play on your stage. Everybody needs everybody equally; it's not much of a stage without somebody performing on it, after all. Granted, lesser-experienced bands might jump at the chance to get some exposure, work for tips, etc., but this is really just busking. And the fastest way to kill a music scene is to strangle its market. If you've only got lesser-quality, unpaid people purveying their art in a given area, it ain't much of a scene. Rant over! :-)