My wife dragged me to a concert lastnight. She's into the typical (what I call) "kid music" and got tickets to a Reliant K concert. Two other band played before the "main event". Here's the thing (one of my pet peaves), they had the volume up SSSSOOOOOOO loud. . . . . . . .that my EYEBALLS were vibrating!!! Fortunately I had earplugs in. My question is, WHY do they have it up so loud? I know that there is an effect that happens when the decibles are in the upper range where you (the audience) can't detect flaws in the playing, but lastnight was rediculously loud. Now, I've been to some very good concerts that had managable sound that was enjoyable. Even stuff that was my wife's preference. The best sound at a concert that I've been to would have to go to a Bella Fleck and the Flecktones concert. I don't think I even used earplugs that evening. It was a FANTASTIC night. I hope to see them live again sometime soon.