Mine is totally delicious, and an important lesson to us all. In 1979 I was engineering at Omega Studios here in Dallas, who had two remote recording trucks. I was assisting the recording of a mini-festival that was held every year at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the End of Texas Summer Jam I think it was. The headliner for this show was Billy Thorpe, and his song "Children of the Sun" was very big at the time. Just to refresh your memory, the recorded version of the song starts with a flurry of acoustic and electronic drumming with echo and fx going nuts, and then there's Billy's rhythm guitar line coming in under it to get the song started. For this line up we had none other than Tony Levin on bass, and some major drummer - it may have been Alan White, I don't remember. Anyway, a powerhouse rhythm section. We were between acts and the stage was being set up for Billy's set to close the show. I was on the mixing platform with a headset to the recording truck, when the engineer in the truck tells me that Billy's amp is making a weird noise and it sounds like it's about to fry, so I should tell the FOH engineer about it. So I go up to the engineer and what I'm able to say is "Excuse me, sir, but the recording engineer in the truck tells me that Billy's amp sounds like it's about to fry and maybe…". Suddenly this guy whirls around throwing his hands up and yells at me, so everyone can hear it, "Look, sonny. I'm a professional here. I don't need some guy in a recording truck telling me what's going on. If something is wrong believe me I'll hear it. Now don't you dare bother me again". Well alrighty then, big shot. Let's rock & roll. So here we go. Lights go down, crowd goes wild, huge drum intro starts - at least 10 minutes of echoing and swirling electronic drums with lights, lasers and fans going nuts. Now Levin joins in, and it's another 3 or 4 minutes of heavy drums with monster bass. It's cranking baby! The crowd's in a frenzy. Now from the back you see Billy coming up, the crowd roars. Billy raises his hand like Pete Townsend himself and gives a mighty strum and… nothing. Check those volumes, big strum again and… nothing. Oopsie. Complete and total stop down. Never seen that in a big show before. Meanwhile, the professional is at the mixing board, and I'm sure he's feeling my eyes right in the back of his head, which is slumped down pretty far between his shoulders by now. I felt extremely powerful at that moment. I realized, as I'm sure the pro did, that I could have easily gone up and found the stage manager and informed him of the fact that this whole embarrassment was unnecessary as I had personally told the FOH guy of the problem. But of course you don't do something like that. Still, pretty awesome to have that power. Anyway, no matter how experienced or 'professional' you consider yourself to be, you should always leave yourself open for suggestion and help. Lesson learned.