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Don't be such a puss. You'l find more work, you're smart.

The email you don't want to get ..."Your grandfather has died and has made you the executor, and you have to come to Texas, put all your studio equipment in storage".
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"After all of this 21 people showed up and the facilities manager was again upset that there was such a low turnout. The facilites manager said after the concert.."see this is why I want to have our own equipment to do audio and video recordings..."

WTF is the correlation between these two things? Am I correct that your client was the ensemble? Not the venue, correct?

I think you went beyond the "call of duty" to try and make things work. SMH. Mama told me there'd be days like this.

D.
Yes it was the ensemble not the venue. The ensemble were GREAT to work with - too bad the facilites manager was not. Oh well...
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Oh and also

The last time one of my clients was convinced to let the venue's soundman record their show, he "got busy" before the show started and, literally, forgot to push the red button.

Next show, guess who was hired to record their show? A recording engineer; me. And all talk of a "bargain rate" was off the table. Win-win.

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We did a video recording of a concert in a converted theater. The "audio engineer" was a 16 year old high school student who pushed buttons to turn the announce mic off and on. We were getting a feed from him for the announce mic. 3 out of the 10 times the mic was needed he was slow to push the on button so the feed to us was late. When we are depending on someone else to do something and they fail to act it makes us look less than professional. Next time we used a splitter and took our own feed off the microphone. Live and learn...

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