Last night I played a gig where backline equipment was available. It was one set follwed by a second set in each of two adjacent clubs doing a joint St. Patrick's Day party. There were bunches of bands circulating through, playing a set at each bar. The first set was non-eventful, although I didn't like the backline equipment too much (kudos to Avatar speakers, boy, I really missed mine). I walk into the second club and am blown away by what I see on the stage. It's an Accugroove el Whappo with an Ampeg 4x10 on top of it, with a nice EBS head on top of that. "Now, this is some nice backline!" I say to myself, and commence to get my stuff set up. As I begin to fiddle with the head, this guy walks up to me and asks me what I think I'm doing. Me: "Setting up for my set" He: "Not with that amp you're not" Me: "Isn't this the backline?" He: "No, the backline is over here", at which point he hauls out some old off-brand 4x10 from behind the drum kit. Me: "Whose rig is this?" He: "It's mine, my band is playing later." So, this guy, whom I will assume was playing last, had brought his enormous rig and laid it down on the very small stage, where it took up way more space than it left available. We had to squeeze up there pretty tight for our set, not to mention that I had to play through crummy backline again. Needless to say, I'm bringing my own stuff from here on out. But, my question is, am I off base to think this guy committed a party foul by hogging the stage with his gear the whole night and making space everyone else's problem, or am I just being pissy?