According to Dictionary.Com here are some definitions I looked up.
Professional – adjective - following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain: a professional builder.
Semi-Pro – adjective - engaged in by paid, part-time people: semiprofessional football.
Amateur - adjective – characteristic of or engaged in by an amateur; nonprofessional: an amateur painter; amateur tennis.
In simple terms, as a professional, you’re getting
So - I'd figure I'd blog about gigging and the fun or not so fun aspects of it.
Last night, February 19 I played at a place. The gig was from 8pm to 11pm and I arrived at promptly 6:50 to set up. One thing I hate about gigging is setting up - then rushing into playing. Personally, I like to set up, take a rest while kicking back a beer before playing.
Upon arrival the parking lot was completely full, plus snow banks and cars every where in and out of the parking lots.