Am I mental ? No, don't answer that!
Once again, as the only band member who understands the PA, it's been left at my feet to be guitarist, backing vocalist and sound engineer for FOH and no less than three separate IEM mixes.
Sound checks are a nightmare. "Can I have more keyboard and less kick in my ears please?". .. " I can't hear the singer and everything is too quiet" etc etc...
Twenty seconds into the first number and I'm deluged with hand signals and mouthed pleadings to reduce the keyboard and increase the kick, turn down the singer and everything is too loud"! Aaargghhh!!
Then after the first number is done, they keyboard player (who isn't on IEMs) starts having a go about me constantly "fiddling". Aaaarggghhh!!
Does anyone else mix FOH and multiple IEM mixes from the stage?
98% shouting at clouds and 2% laminate flooring