Mudcat Café message #1248425 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72464   Message #1248425
Posted By: fi_in_nz
16-Aug-04 - 01:11 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Accoustic or Plugged
Subject: Tech: Accoustic or Plugged
Just came accross this on the Band equipment, who buys? thread:

   Subject: RE: Band's Sound Equip't-- Who Buys?
   From: Leadfingers - PM
   Date: 14 Aug 04 - 07:21 AM

   I keep saying I am going to get lots of stickers printed   
   saying 'Musicians Union says Keep Music Live AND Acoustic'.

Down here in NZ we have a number of events at festivals which require the quick set up of one band after another and I for one am fed up with waiting 20 minutes between acts for the act to get everything perfect before they will deem to perform. Is this something that happens elsewhere too?

Often this is at small festivals where there is really no need for a pa at all. In some venues there is no getting away from the need for a pa, but where it's of marginal value, I believe we as performers should learn to project and/or modify our performance in other ways to make an accoustic performance viable. What do others think?