When news of the lawsuit spread in December, surely every woman dating a musician cringed.
It may sound like an endless party with a house on Cribs at the end of the rainbow.
At least that's how it feels when a girl walks into any bar, restaurant or grocery and takes a good hard look for potential suitors.
Maybe you date band dudes the way some people do bungee jumping—fun to try once while you're young and crazy.
Suddenly, the backstage passes, rock star meet-and-greets and surprise trips to New York vanished.Another joke: How do you get a drummer off your doorstep? "With a musician, any time you want to go to a nice dinner or take a weekend trip, you have to pay for it," says Emily, a 32-year-old lawyer who wishes to remain anonymous.She's dated her fair share of musicians—one for each instrument in a band lineup, including a keyboard player.But Craig—who would only answer questions via email—says she didn't know any better when the relationship began in 1998.He's the only musician she's ever dated, the only boyfriend she's ever had.So before you saunter side-stage batting your eyelashes for that free band beer, read on: This road has curves ahead, and it's slippery when wet. After nearly a decade of immersion in the band-dude grind, the 34-year-old now finds herself making headlines.It's not for authoring a collection of short stories or designing the Gilded Cage clothing line.He'd agreed to split future music income with her as repayment for investing in his career, she asserts.But when Lawrence started to make bank—enough to purchase a nearly 0,000 home—he put the house in his name only.But since nasty odds dictate that most bands are tickets to obscurity, think of it as more like putting your boyfriend through medical school—without promise of future payback.From the cheap seats, it's tough to muster much sympathy.