Hi, all: I joined a band recently and the expectation for gig setup seems a bit much to me. I've been exclusively jobbing the last several years so my perspective is maybe a bit skewed--I was rarely asked to show up more than 1.5 hours before a gig while jobbing. For this band, setup involves a full PA (but there's a sound guy who does it), pretty big drum kit, riser (drummer brings a modular riser to each gig), some lights, a banner. Band is drummer, 2 guitars, vocals, bass. Everyone gets a vocal mic except the drummer. The band leader wants to do setup/soundcheck the morning of the gig (a Saturday) because he doesn't like setting up and soundchecking when the bar is full of customers . He is asking for a 3-hour load-in/setup (probably 10:00 - 1:00) that morning. I suspect he will still want the band at the gig an hour ahead of stage time. This seems like a lot to me--especially for a medium-sized bar gig. Does this seem over the top?