Actually my first ever recording gig for money was a remote gig. I was about 80% done with building my first studio in Berkeley and as way of promoting its opening offered to record a local band for free during a live gig at Ashkenaz. We hadn't yet installed the desk or recorders so we just hauled them into a back stage room and wired em up on the spot. Captured 90 minutes of great music. A real baptism under fire as I was so green that I had maybe 2 demo projects under my belt.
Then we un-wired everything, hauled it back to the new studio and installed and wired everything up for real and mixed it the following week.
10 years and thousands of projects later I started doing it for real for bands I'd already engineered multiple projects with and ended up being hired to do the remote as I best knew what they were going for and best knew how to translate it. I'm still primarily a studio guy, but I have no fear and love recording the live stuff -- love the sound of musician's sweating it out on a stage.
What is worse, ignorance or indifference?
I don't know and I don't care.