Tonight was also the Night of the Living/Dying PA Systems...
we kicked off the first set,and the sound truly SUKKED. We shut down,
(notice a pattern here?)and the DJ on hand had no luck finding the glitch.
We learned that during the day,they had 'fixed'the system.....OoooKayyyy.....
so we waited the first set out,until the other group started.While they were on,
the house stuff was put back in order,and the night went on.We went through
our next two sets just doing our gig....all the while listening to the PA being
adjusted as we played....in all fairness,they were just trying to get the best
possible sound for us...but it was pretty tough to be live guinea pigs,AND
smile and be enthusiastic....
During the other group's last set,it was their turn...drastic noise from
their gear....which was completely separate from ours...and so,unrelated.
But just as annoying,no doubt.
However.......all that aside,it was evidently a successful night,and week.
The help reported good comments about us,and the other bands were
very complimentary....it felt great when one of the Hurricane guitar guys
introduced me to a friend as "a fierce guitar player".