It's 2017 and I've finally convinced all my bandmates to go in-ears! Hooray! Not only are we going all in-ears, but we won't have any amps on stage for monitoring either. My drummer raised a couple interesting points (I couldn't believe it either) about not having any stage front monitors, when the "stage front" is just an imaginary line between US (a totally awesome band) and THEM (the people that DEMAND Freebird and Brown Eyed Girl). 1: How do you keep the more exuberant (read drunk) crowd members from stepping on your pedals? 2: What do these fine patrons hear when they come up to the front of the "stage" and stand 2 feet in front of you? I was thinking the answers are the threat of physical violence for number 1 and body odor for number 2, but there's got to be a better way, right? What say you?