My band played a show at bar last weekend, now this bar is decent sized. So if you're more than 20 feet away from the band it probably doesn't sound great. So this was our first time playing at this bar and we had nothing miked, just the vocals going through the Pa. No monitor for anyone. After the show the drummer told me that he had difficulty hearing everything. After the show I asked the singer/guitarist if we should mike the instruments next time we play there. He pretty much said screw the people in the back. In my opinion I don't think bands sound good with this kind of live setup. I mean to you sound good up close buy you move a few feet away it might not sound good. I would have like having the bass drum miked because by the end of the night I couldn't hear it. I just need some opinions on doing live sound.