So this has been bothering me for a while. Our band was the opener for a nationally touring band (Not to be named). The venue wasn't very big, but a pro music venue with great inhouse sound. Now this band is fronted by a drummer, and they soundchecked at 4:00pm. There were two opening bands that had a traditional lineup, 4 piece with lead singer/front man starting at 9:00pm, 20 minutes between each band with the openers using the house backline. Anyway, they would not move the drumset (or let us move it) for the opening bands and left it right up front on the stage with a black sheet over it so we had to set up and perform on each side of this massive black lump front and center. I feel this was a complete bullsh!t move and they should know better (they have been touring for years). Their guitarist stacks and pedalboards and bassist 8x10 setup were pushed back out of the way when we performed. We had a decent draw ourselves @ $20 a ticket and the show was sold out. What do you guys think? We have opened for bigger internationally touring bands before, and while we had to work around their equipment, it wasn't literally in front of the stage blocking everything!