If you ask yourself why musicians charge so much for performances... 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 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 musicians are musicians because of the love of music, but that love doesn't pay debts. Happy Musicians' Day! Reblog if you're a musician. :)