Tonight we were hired by a motorcyle gang to play at a fund raiser in a local hotel basement. One song left in the first set and the owner of the venue came up to the stage and in a very irritated voice "Your too loud ! Turn this music down right now! My residents are complaining". Anyone guess how the band reacted ? Our singer asked the crowd if they thought we were to loud. Strangely enough no-one said we were. As we knew we weren't getting paid by the venue and as the venue would never book us anyway we had nothing to lose. Up until that point I'd been using about 20% of max vol. The guitarist just ran his hand along the top of his controls rotating them all clockwise to the stops. I just wound in some more bass and cranked the master to the stop. If anyone ever wonders how loud 'very loud' is - its about 600 watts of Ashdown. I'm still amazed that the owner of the place actually came up to a band she wasn't paying and expected them to do anything for her. Mind you one of the band went to the bar and got shouted at by her for ordering too big a round. And then I got shouted at for ordering to small a round. Great gig though - three encores so we must have been doing something right !