My old band asked me to play a corporate gig next month. I haven't seen them in about 6 months and we practiced last night. In the practice space, it's very difficult to get volume before feedback in the monitors. I brought in my head and a floor monitor in an attempt to leave some sonic space for the vocals. It's practice, not a gig at Red Rocks. Whatever space I left was taken up. The singer is working himself to death trying to hear over a Marshall half stack. The singer asked if he (the guitarist) would point his amp another way and repeatedly complained he was having problems hearing. The guitarist never changed a thing. It's just plain rude to think you have to be that loud in a small room (or you are that much more important that hearing the lyrics to a song.) I'm not subjecting myself to that anymore. I know what needs to be done, but thanks for listening.