The band is performing for a wedding in a Michelin 5-star hotel restaurant, and are contracted and paid to arrive at 14:00, for a 20:00 performance (6 hours’ early arrival). Unfortunately, there has been a miscommunication between the client and the venue. The venue staff will not let the band in to set up and sound check until later on in the afternoon due to visibility restrictions, even though 14:00 was the time agreed on the contract. The band are subsequently advised that once they have had their 2 hours’ set up and sound check time later on in the afternoon, they must break down, put the equipment aside and re-set up and re-sound check in a 30 minute window after the speeches. Meanwhile, the venue manager advises the musicians to make themselves scarce for the afternoon. Many of the musicians are angry and upset, because they have declined other offers of work so that they can be there at the agreed time, and they all look to you to negotiate the terms of their agreement with the venue staff in person. How would you respond?
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It's interesting to note many of the problems disclosed below occurred due to the fact that the Show Advance was carried out verbally (and not literally, in writing). This would have facilitated the prevention of such issues.
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