Tashi Tsering could already imagine himself dancing for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. He could also see me reading and writing in a beautiful hand like his father. One's task will be to learn the twenty-eight gadrugba songs. Thus the stress of memorizing the songs and dance steps was over and people were full-fledged gadrugba, but there were still some practical problems to be solved. The government paid no salary, parents being 'compensated' for the loss by a tax concession. His parents had been compensated for the loss of their son to the gadrugba by a tax exemption for one tax unit of land. As a member of the gadrugba, he already had a great opportunity since it was customary that when people became eighteen and were replaced by new cadres of young dancers, people would receive government jobs.