Just had to share. It was a rough night. In my band we all go direct. I play bass & guitar, we have keys, drums and vocals. The venue has a small pa, and when we showed up nothing was hooked up, and the monitors were set off to the side. I hooked everything up, mains worked fine, no monitors. They just didn't work. We had to get through the gig with what we could hear off the mains. I was going blind most of the night. and moving my hands to the drummer's beat. Keyboard player couldn't hear me at all. It was rough.