I’ve realized after last nights gig, that even if a show is not to my musical taste, I should always be mega happy when I get the sound right. I was really proud with how last nights show sounded and I should remember that. I used to get really excited and eagerly ambitious when I thought I had done a good job. It made me love my job more and want to keep getting better. That process had waned recently and I shouldn’t have let that happen. It keeps me grounded and safe in the knowledge that I do kinda know what I’m doing and can keep improving. This job is not one that I ever thought I would do or even have left school to choose to do. It was more a path I found and now I can’t imagine not doing it. Must remember to keep trying.
PS. Even if for the whole night the band called me Brian. Never mind.
Last night I got to work at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth.
It was their Legends of Rock Weekend festival. I took the evening shift of 7-2am and had the pleasure of being FOH. My evening Included such gems as Letz Zep (Led Zeppelin cover band), some other rock bands I’ve ‘forgot’ and then finished with A Foreigners Journey (a foreigner and journey cover band). All in all It was a laugh and also mind crushing at the same time. Each band played for an hour and twenty minutes, so you get the Idea.
The venue its self was a 2000+ holiday camp style cabaret with a huge funtion one PA in it. Imagine those darts finals you see on tv with all the tables and drunks, but replace the stage with ageing rock acts and that was my night.
FOH was equipped with a Sound Craft MH4. Lovely desk, nice and easy to play with. Already setup with all the stereotypical effects rock needs, D2 epic delay, PCM 91 mega verb. Phil Collins drum reverb for such dire moments etc.
As much as time in that room has never appeared to have caught up with the rest of the world, it was bloody good fun and very silly saturday night.
PS. I counted three Mullets, more denim than is is the whole levi factory, and cried when I was told the was no Wifi anywhere.