Why I Don't Do Live Sound Very Often
The exciting game of "find the working channels" – and don't even mention a patch bay.
Band member's significant other wants them louder.
Drunk people sitting in with the band.
The person who inevitably approaches me with mix suggestions that have no basis in reality.
Why can't you make this $200 crappy PA system both louder and cleaner?
You can run the video projector and handle the lights too can't you?
People who have no concept of mic technique and then complain about an erratic mix.
An acoustic group demands monitors in tiny room and then wonders why there's feedback.
The front of house position gets put behind the PA, followed by complaints about the mix.
Too late, too long, too loud, too little money.