The absolute worst thing at a gig is a soundguy who is an 80's relic and wants to have super loud vocals, then guitar, snare, bass drum, toms, and last and certainly least, bass. I hate fighting with these idiots. We are not poison, we are not Ratt, we are not quiet riot, please give us a balanced sound. The only solution my band has been able to come up with is to have a person or two that we trust at every show to tell us what the mix is like and, when we find a lame soundguy, set down the rules with an iron fist. When I run sound I try to remember that it's the band's sound, not mine. Have you all experienced this.