I'm playing a show tonight. I only got the gig Monday. It's at one of those "bands have to sell tickets" shows. This means I am doing tonight for free, because even if I knew of people who wanted to come, three days isn't enough time to do marketing. That's okay, though... I will do these until I find someone in the Toledo area who will pay. Who knows? Maybe I'll sell a CD or two.
After I set up my merchandise table, I headed to the bar just as the first act was starting...and they informed me I was the only person they didn't know. They're doing better than me. I only know the bar staff. I sat down at the bar, and ordered a cider. The bartender brought me a can, and when I commented on how I was expecting a bottle, she said, "of course it's in a can; it is a fruit."
That's probably a sign of how the rest of the night is going to go.