My country band played a wedding reception last night out at a winery. The place was fairly small, but definitely ritzy and upscale. Afterwards, the owner came up to us, congratulated us on the evening and said that he hosts over fifty weddings each summer and that he'd like to use us regularly, and the biggest reason why was because we kept our volume very low. He said he liked the talent, and the guests had a great time, danced all night, etc. But what set us apart from just about every other band they book is that they all try to blow the doors down and the owners have to tell them repeatedly to turn down. This is about the fifth time we've had this compliment(?) from various venues, and we've been asked back every time. I'm not really sure what to make of it (except $), because there's nothing I'd like to do more than crank up my DRRI and let it wail. We've got our drummer on a tight leash in terms of dynamics, and I guess it's paying off. Not exactly an earth-shattering revelation here, but just thought I'd share.