That picture is FANTASTIC!Part of my handout prior to owning the L1 systems (those were the 502 A-B-C systems in the picture)
All audio complaints disappeared... all of them, so for over 12 years, I have not had to deal with these kinds of issues.
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........................DON'T DO THIS! ........................
Sad Sad SaaadWe were doing a live band at the Hill School...
which is a campus style boarding school for the ultra rich.
(alumni include Oliver Stone, The Trump boys, politicians, etc)
One of the former students, who was in his 70's...
stood 12-inches from one of the speakers and tried to have a conversation.
He complained to the headmaster, who immediately asked us to turn it down.
Problem was, it was a swing band, with a 3-piece horn section...
and you can't control the volume of a trumpet! (which were NOT mic'd)
So our boss, who was doing front of house, turned the whole board off.
And the guy STILL wasn't happy, cause you still hear all the instruments...
even without the P.A.
You see, the Hill School is funded by donations from alumni...
so the staff bends over backward to accommodate every petty little demand they make.
We carry earplugs because chaperones might not appreciate the music at full volume as much as kids do...I'm going to start carrying ear plugs to hand out!?
My first reaction is reach for a board and acknowledge their request. I can actually *do* something (or not) once they walk away.Pro tip: Keep a second pot turned up and when they say turn it down tell them right away and let them see you turning down the dead pot. Works 9/10 times
That used to be a very common problem around here.I just hate when they put the dance floor in the middle of the room surrounded by tables. And me positioned against a wall with guests sitting at tables between me and the dance floor.
That was a necessary standard procedure for me.My first response is to go to the "baby" guest and explain that loud music will be playing and they may want to find a table further from the dance floor. Same for the "older" guest table on the edge of the dance floor.