So, I'm starting to see myself become that "**************************** sound guy"
Last night's gig was 2 bands playing a stag and doe for a local couple. The first band was a couple in their 60's, playing party songs to a drum machine and backing tracks. They mentioned that "they've been touring for 40 years" but "have never worked with a sound guy, well, [they] did once but he couldn't make the tracks work". They had a lot of odd requests, which made it painfully obvious they don't work with production. I patiently managed to get them through a line check to sort out the monitors (which they wanted LOUD AS ****************) and get ready for the show. They weren't too bad I guess.
They were nice, but I found myself getting really frustrated with them. The guy kept asking me questions about my experience and what work I've done... dude this is a family stag 'n doe, not a world tour. It took a lot of effort to keep them on task, but once we got the show going they were extremely happy. They wanted my contact info to spread the word of our sound services. That's nice, I guess.
The next band was a really good blues band, they were super easy to work with and were very happy with the sound. They also said they'd spread the word and try to get me more work. Cool.
It was a long night but I managed to keep it together and make the night go smoothly. Getting paid in advance really helped, though. It took a lot of effort to avoid coming across as condescending, which was very hard with the first band who kept saying things like "if you can't get it to work I'm bringing in my PA" and "why don't you have 1/4" inputs?? our mixer does!"
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