Two gigs-in-a-tent this weekend. One had the standard three battered black boxes each
side pointing at the audience, but no monitors. Persuaded the op to swing them round so
we could hear too. "But you'll get feedback!" "Not if you turn it down to half that
level, we won't". And we didn't. But if there were any hf drivers in the black boxes,
they'd blown long ago. The op was trying to be helpful, but just couldn't hear it :-)
The other setup was smaller. Just a couple of boxes-on-poles. Set them up behind
us, everyone could hear. But there were a couple of horrible one-note resonances in the
We were an acoustic act. I wandered over to the "big" stage where
the usual "thump, thump, thump" was being pumped out reasonably effeciently. The ops seem
to know how to do that.
I HATE tent gigs.