It always sounds like it could be fun when they book you. "Come and play with your band in our garden, we'll put up a gazebo..." The reality in my experience is bad weather, muddy garden, gazebo too small, electric string 30 metres long from the house, van gets damaged by pissed up guests scraping past it, 50 guests turn up so nowhere for them to park. They all stand around chatting through the first set, second set they all start dancing and enjoying the band 30 minutes before you are due to finish. This is followed by protests about why you can't carry on for another couple of hours. Then you have to pack up in the dark trudging through the muddy tracks back to the van. As you can probably guess, I had this gig today.....rant over, I feel better now.