My country/blues band played a giant back yard gig last night, and all went well. Sort of. We used the Big PA, and it had to be hauled down into the huge back yard behind the house. This has been a nightmare in years past (this is the third year we've done this gig), but this year, they cleared a narrow driveway behind the house for us to get a vehicle down there. My brother took his big Dodge V-10 down there, and it was really tight. Also very slippery, and we were pretty sure he was going to need to be pulled out. We had our sound man and an extra roadie. We also had a giant canopy and lights, so it was totally cool. The sound sysem sounded the best it ever has, since I replaced the Peavey EQ with a dbx 2215. I also spent a lot of time setting the dbx 1066 compressor. It made all the difference in the world. We were running JBL MR-918s for subs and JBL MR-935 three-ways on top, all driven by a QSC MX 1500a. We power the subs off one side and the mains off the other. Had plenty of clean power, but I worry about it sometimes. The monitors are run off a separate amp. Our drummer had to go to North Carolina for a conference, so we had a sub, who was great. After the gig, another drummer came up and introduced himself, and offered to sub. Sounds like he's played in some well-known local bands. We chatted for a while, and came to find out that his wife's sister is married to my step-sister's cousin. Small world, eh? OK, so after we're all packed up, it's time to get the Dodge out of the hole. Ain't gonna happen, so I've gotta back my Sequoia down the skinny little driveway between the house and the fence to pull him out. It was really tight, and I had four drunk helpers telling me which way to turn (I was sober ... I don't drink. See related posts). A regular laugh riot. Anyway, we hooked him up, and pulled his sorry ass clean out of there. Toyota rules, RULES! Got home by 11:30. Cool.