So, this young lad turned up with his pregnant girlfriend, looked like he was scoping the place to see what he could rob, and proceeded to do a 'sound check'
this is exactly how it went:
kit was set up, I was playing a CD.
He went to the desk, turned it up as loud as it would go, looked up at his girlfriend and said
'yo, 'dis goes pretty loud yeah! Wicked'
that was it!
my heart sank like a stone. I knew I couldn't stay for the evening, as my wife works and I look after our boy. A colleague who I trust, and who knows what he's doing was staying though, so I thought we'd be fine. I gave the DJ a tour of the kit, told him about the levels, where it needs to stay, etc. etc. He made out like I was telling him stuff he already knew....
later that evening I get a call saying everything had cut out. nothing - no lights on the desk, no power anywhere. My heart sinks lower - how could he have blown everything? I remember my ext leads have cut outs on them - and suggest they check those and reset if need be....it was, and it happened a couple more times that evening
my question. two extension leads, a speaker (powered) in one, and the mixer and speaker in the other - both coming off the mains. Could the constant driving of the desk/speakers at peak volume have caused the extra heat to make the reels cut out - it's never happened before?
also, what can I do to stop this type of idiot from driving my speakers to these levels - educating him in the first place didn't help!
I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over