So, I went to a show at a local-Atlanta venue that won't be named, seeing if my band should book there. In a nuthsell, the answer was NO. But, all the bands I talked to were cool, and bands of my band's style play there. So, the morning after, I'm starting to rethink it. Maybe we should book there, despite the fact I experienced (just as a concertgoer) why all the bands I've talked to who've played there said it's shit. This one venue almost seems like a right of passage for local ATL bands to play, like an initiation of sorts. Anyways, my ultimate question is, to you guys, is a gig a gig? In other words, do you guys have "standards" as to where you will book? Or if the place just has a PA and a room will you go for it? I'm mostly asking the local bands here, but I suppose it applies to the big touring acts on here as well. TL,DR: Do you have "standards" for booking gigs, ESPECIALLY when first starting out.