We had two gigs this past weekend, one, on Sunday, a fireworks gig we've played every year, except during the unpleasantness, for the past 10 years or so. Always a great gig. Huge crowd. Lots of fun. And the other was a daytime thing at a community Fourth of July celebration/car show on Monday. Again, lots of fun.
And Burlington Dave, I played the same Gretsch, I think, at both gigs, through a SFDR. Love that guitar and with that amp, it sounds amazing.
Our band played a private party on Saturday and I did a sound gig yesterday. The band played for three hours before the fireworks. First outdoor gig as a sound contractor this year. About a thousand in front of the stage. Lots of dancing in the street in front of the stage after dark so I know the "Boogaloo" factor was high enough with my rig. The guitarist Jonathan is a true monster of a player. He's from Switzerland and has a band there as well. I'm not sure how you connect as a performing musician from Switzerland to Canton Ohio but it was a pleasure to hear him work. It's So MUCH easier to make a good band sound good than try to put some shine on a mediocre group. 94db on the peaks measured from mix position (my bag chair) across the street about 45 ft from the stage.
Not an array- can you say comb filtering boys and girls?
Everyone had a great time.
Sat in with some young fellers I often jam with. Their newest band hosted a 4th party at a local venue, and they invited me and a friend, whose son is the drummer, to open their 2nd set with a long percussion break. My friend couldn't make it, and their percussionist quit, so I ended up playing for the whole 2nd set.
Thing is, I've mostly quit percussion because my hands are pretty shot from several decades of doing that. And -- I really enjoy playing guitar these days. But, everybody still calls if they need percussion.
Anyway, it was a fun gig, and well-attended because it was the only bar that was open. Got free beer and made 50 bux.