Just Got Paid for the First Time
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    Default Just Got Paid for the First Time

    It's like free money.

    This particular show was at a church-owned recreational facility in my town and I played for 1 hour and helped them film a "Harlem Shake" (so much fun.)! The organizer mentioned any money left over from organizing their event (a 30 hour famine) would go to me. I have played here 4 times now as I used to attend Youth Group there and they were free gigs, so I thought "Okay, like 25$-50$ bucks. Awesome!". Wrong. The organizer just contacted me and they're paying me $150. I am astounded.

    It feels like free money because I am doing something I love, and it's a very foreign feeling getting paid to do something I legitimately enjoy every second of, from set up to tear down. I am speechless and over joyed right now. I just wanted to tell you guys because you have all been such a help in getting me started DJ'ing and now I want to know:

    How did you feel the first time you got paid? What kind of show was it? How long was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorStrangeman View Post
    How did you feel the first time you got paid?
    Basically felt like:

    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorStrangeman View Post
    It's like free money.

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    Nice one matey - spend it all on booze and women


    (The first time I got paid I was a noob and got suckered, but like you said that first decent break you would do for free anyway so I wasn't too pissed)
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    I can't say I know the feeling, but I imagine it feeling like being drowned in kittens.

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    Congrats dude! I have yet to be paid but I agree with oscioscia. lol.

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    Thanks for the props and stories guys! I've been on a film set all day (another passion) and the feeling is still right in my chest. I love music and the people it connects.

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    Getting paid the first few times is a great feeling!
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    couldn't stop washing my hands ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    couldn't stop washing my hands ...
    I feel like this is a dirty joke.

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