Fotunatly, we are able to cut out all our festivals, car shows etc. with our new spot it keeps us pretty busy as is, we will still do the paint ball gigs as they are pretty good for us and the grand kids play, so its sorta a family affair ,and besides there are no cost what so ever to do them.
I too was sick of the constant, lying, back stabbing,fore flushing,washed up sons a #@***# promoters!! LOL....
p.s. texnewbie....when you find the answer to that post it on here i'm sure theres allot of peeps wantin to know.. the way I always did it was to take the promoters numbers divide by 85% add the cost of a pack of lucky strikes, subtract the cost of a worn out ticket to the worlds fair, add the postage of a letter back home to mother,then throw two eyes of a bat into the air, if they both come down together you'll do good! but.good luck in your venturs.
but always remember "you cannot make anymore than what you can put out"