I think that the first gig where we made any money was at the Darkroom was July 5, 1980 (we were playing as Slip-Stream that night). There was a house basket where folks could drop money for the band. Carrie framed the first dollar (and Deutsche Mark) that we earned.
Chuck: I believe that night was our first dark room gig. I knew we had made it when did the Dark Room.
Leslie: I think this was the one I invited my folks to come to. I made an offhand remark that they should come, and was really surprised when they did. The crowd gave them a big hand and the bartender let them have free drinks all night. There was some blues song in our repertoire - "Mother Earth Blues," I think, maybe the same one I sang at Happy Jack's. I remember it being a pretty big hit, and then we had no more blues songs for the crowd. Hmm, maybe we should have rethought that progressive rock/danceable tunes thing.Tim: I recall playing at the Dark Room at least twice. The last time was after I was playing in a Christian Prog Rock group with Jeff Souza, Mike Schoenfeld and Tony (?) and I 'subbed' in. I had loaned my cymbals to a customer of Castle because the ones he had ordered hadn't come in (because Ron Resnick was playing 'hide the money' with several suppliers at the time), and so I had to borrow cymbals from then roommate... Greg?We played at the Dark Room several times. Though the stage was tiny, this was always one of my favorite places to play.