We shall agree to disagree then, we arent desperate for shows, we dont have to drag people out. The way i look at it is.....You be the promoter, on the hook for $1500 to Aura Noir or whoever else. You put my band on the show, but dont ask us to sell tickets. For whatever reason, 7 heads come through the door for us. That isnt going to help pay the bigger band. My band walks out having played the show and dont have to worry about the big nut on the table for the promoter.... If the bands arent selling tickets, they can skate away without doing any promoting or being responsible for the head count themselves...basically what you are saying, but in reverse. For big shows to be successful, bands and promoters need to work together.
We take shows that we know it will be easy tp get rid of tickets to, i.e. Devourment, Grave, Aura Noir, Fetus, etc....sell as many as we can and make our piece of the pie. Works out well for everyone. And we do not deal with promoters who dont do their side of the work.