I am a volunteer at a small theratre in Livonia, MI. The capacity is 87 people if we all agree not to breathe. I get to attend a lot of performances. Last night, both acts performed unplugged. Oddly enough, unplugged shows are rare at this venue, despite the size and acoustics that would favor them. The opening act performed without the PA because the headlining act was doing so. One of this opening duo admitted to being terrified, but rose to the occasion. The result was the best set I ever heard this duo play. It seemed to me that I was able to listen more closely that I could with the amplification putting the music more "in my face". I have found this to be the case during other unplugged shows I've heard. It's as if I could relax and take in the music. I'd be interested in your thoughts on the subject.