PS: and the "intimidation" thing in regards to MY's rig was just part of the conversation.................. once again, MY's rig was great. he nails the sound to to the T. I am just clarifying this talk about me.......
My point was to him and to all of you now is on a small stage and in a small room, a rig that was that big just LOOKS loud. It is percieved as loud. The same way my long hair gets me percieved as a certain way. It certainly did to the bar owner and the bartender as they told me we were too loud by just looking at the stage. Before we even played a note! "why do you need such big amps?" was said.
A rig for an arena looks loud in a small dive bar. Simple as that. And the gig is more important.
and to mention again, space was completely an issue in this instance. No one wants to be left offstage......
How is that malicious? I dont know....why would I be told to eat a bag o' dicks for that? I don't know man....... It certainly was never intended to be malicious and I apologize to Mike if thats how it was recieved. It was an honest and righteous suggestion from the whole band not just me. Dont shoot the messenger.
It's about keeping the owner happy folks, because honestly, there are too many bands and too few gigs to fuck it up over having to have certain equipment on stage or in the room or any other similar BS.
i'd rather play regularly than deal with stupid crap and I do.
That is knowledge that all musicians should carry with them.