So I finished up my couple of shows mixing the King of the blues yesterday and I have to say that despite a few problems, it was an exceptionally enjoyable gig. We did Saint John, New Brunswick Tuesday night and Halifax, Nova Scotia last night. We got shafted by the promoter for local crew in Saint John. Three guys to unload a 53 foot trailer full of PA and lighting, plus riggers. Lovely Despite that we managed to get the PA flown and working in 4 hours. B.B. king's band didn't do a soundcheck. His band leader came in to make sure that the monitors were OK. Alls I can say is they were danged loud on stage! Picky too, the monitor guy had a busy night. At the end of the first show, we spoke to B.B. and the band and they shook our hands and said that everything was great! Really nice people, good to see. His band was unbelievably good. nine pieces: Drums, bass, keys, rythm guitar, 4 horns and B.B. They played close to 2 hours and were absolutely smokin'! B.B. was a bit rough right at the beginning but when he got warmed up he was amazing! Best dynamics control of any band I've ever seen. The bass player played a surf green Jazz with Basslines pickups, it sounded great and he's a great player! Musically, a totally class act. I really enjoyed mixing them. I got many compliments on the sound at both shows, which doesn't happen often. Live sound is a thankless job most of the time. We take a lot of abuse, and a lot of the time it is unfounded. But many people made the effort to compliment me. I was totally flattered. A review in a local paper said it was the best live sound the reviewer had ever heard! I cut the article out. For anyone who's into live sound, the Midas XL-4 is the holy grail of mixing consoles! It was my first time actually mixing on it because we just got it recently. It's sonically amazing with the best EQ ever.... I guess it better be for $150 000 . It was a really cool experience overall, just thought I'd share!