Mudcat Café message #3684350 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156286   Message #3684350
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
10-Dec-14 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: what is a session?
Subject: RE: what is a session?
As I read it, Will Fly is correct. Sessions are for the people involved. If you are being paid it is different.
Publicans who do allow sessions obviously expect the participants to buy a pint or two which is fair enough, they are in business to sell refreshment alcoholic or otherwise.
If all they want is background music they can put on the juke box which doesn't take up space and earns them money.
I play with some pickers who NEVER buy anything from the pub but take up seating that paying customers are sometimes deprived of.
No matter how good a performer you/we might think we are, if you are in a pub taking up space and not spending any money why would the landlord want you?