Face it We all have worked for them at one time or another. Stupid Leaders. Those without the brains to run a job. Rather than list ALL the infractions I have been forced to bear witness to, I'll start slowly. Last nights wedding was in a large, bad sounding room w/300+ guests. There is a 16 channel board and leader proceeds to get an input from everyone except the bass. He leaves out 2 mikes for the snare and kick drum. The sound system has a subwoofer and enough power to do the job. So do I as I have a Carver power amp running into a 4 ohm bottom. Gig starts and leader comes over ( after telling everyone to play soft) and tells me he can't hear me. I'm already too loud for the stage if i turn up any more. I suggest he run me through the PA as there 10 pieces being miked already. NOpe, just not possible. The rest of the night, there are sound issues. Leader needs to fiddle knobs all night, even for the few moments when the sound system actually sounded good. BUT HE STILL REFUSED TO MIKE THE BASS. One of the guitarists has his own mini-rig of a nylon stringed guitar and a mixer and powered monitor: this is fed into the PA. Horrible sound all night. Its a good thing these jobs pay money. Not enough for the mental abuse, but close.