I remember a time when I got called for two or three New Year’s Eve gigs. I would inevitably have to help people find trombone players to make the gigs.
Fast forward to today. I got an email about a New Year’s Eve gig. It was sent to several players with the thought that it might be hard to find someone quickly. I replied to the email within seven minutes. I was too late. I lost a New Year’s eve gig in seven minutes. On top of that, the gig paid less than a club date!!! Times have changed.