Sound men, or sound people, you know, those folks who control, or try to control every solitary aspect of what happens on stage are the reason why loud guitar is largely a thing of the past. I’m obviously older, so I remember when you could show up, turn up, rock out, and keep a crowd happy. Ancient history. Everything and everyone is controlled now. The band, the seating, the amount of money you can make, the volume and EQ of what you play. As a full time working player, I cooperate. I have to, if I want to keep playing. All it costs is a percentage of the joy you can have, or bring. Oh well.