"If you ask yourself why Artist charge so much for performances etc. -We don’t get paid vacation -We don’t get paid sick days -We don’t get bonuses for outstanding performances nor for Christmas. -We don’t have insurance plans/pension, nor do we qualify for unemployment. -We sacrifice our family on special days so that we can bring happiness to others. Illness or personal affairs are not excuses for a bad performance. Next time you ask, remember that artist are artists because of the love of their art, but that love doesn’t pay debts."