Who Rides Herd on Musicians?
Wed Sep 25 13:00:02 EDT 1996
On Wed, 25 Sep 1996, Leonard Watkins wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Sep 1996 10:36:05 EST shannon oconnor said:
> > show is scheduled to start. The opening act now has to scramble to
> > get set up and play, and then end up using their first song as a
> > sound check because by this time the audience is in place.
> That's the life of an opening act...Sometimes you have about 1/3 the space
> you need cuz the headliners have their equip all over the stage.
> Probally doesn't fit this situation, but the recpording engineer told me last
> night "If you don't struggle in the music business you won't appreciate it when
> (if) you make it"
If the show is properly run, the headliners will be set up well in
advance (e.g. several hours beforehand), and the openers can also set up
and sound check hours before the audience starts arriving.
-- IronMan Mike Curtis
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