So, on all 3 of these gigs a guest engineer has come to mix the band. All nice guys. Last night the engineer was the monitor guy for major 70s rock band who doesn't have the original singer...we'll keep it at that. Young guy though...which means nothing. He did sort of delight in ordering me around. " bad cable, go fix it" "drummer needs an extension cord",etc..
Anyhow I have watched all 3 of these guys sound check their way into a dynamic corner by doing the typical check drums first and get thundering drums. Sure they sounded great. 20 minutes on drums... He was hitting the system limiter on the floor Tom! All faders were up. No room for vocals and guitars which made for a midrange mess since he just pushed up the rest of the band into the comps . I watched/listened to all 3 guys do that. None of them were willing to pull down what they decided was a great drum sound. People came up complaining about not hearing the singing. Great bands all too. A shame.