80's night was a total dud.
The turnout was dismal despite my advertising efforts. There were a few moments when no one was in the room except for me. I kept thinking "People are coming, they just haven't arrived yet." I thought that the whole night. At one point, I put on the song "I Think We're Alone Now" and it was way too appropriate.
And here I was hoping to pay my rent off of the money from the door charge. I ended up making enough to buy either two small lattes or an over-priced sandwich.
On the bright side, it made me realize once again that I have some really wonderful friends. The sort of friends that will spend three hours dancing in an empty room in order to make me feel less stupid. Naturally, these friends were The Fonz, The Poet, and The Fallen Nun (who isn't really a nun). The lady that lives across the hall from me came down for a bit too (wearing an elaborate Madonna costume). I was extremely thankful for the moral support, even if I did end up yelling at The Fonz at one point because he tried to sneak into the DJ booth to get rid of the song "Square Biz" (all was well again when I played "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6 and announced into the microphone that it was his theme song).
So I had fun, but it was the sort of fun that I could have with three friends in my own apartment. I don't think I'll be trying 80's night in that particular venue again any time soon.
I don't even know if the booking agent thing is going to work out. I'm not giving up on it yet, but everything is proving to be more trouble than it's worth. I need to shift my focus to getting my own musical career off of the ground.
Note to self: Figure out how to get musical career off of the ground.