We are slated to appear at the Long Island Balloon Festival in August and have been rehearsing a new expanded set with many new songs. Last night when we all gathered at the rehearsal studio we got a great surprise; Through an unusual timing snafu our usual room and all equivilent ones were occupied leaving only their "Showcase" room available, which they gave to us at our regular cheapo room price!
The showcase room is setup exactly like a big stage with lights and equipment that actually work (a miracle in itself) and a comfortable area for guests to watch and listen from. We could hear ourselves perfectly (which is not usually the case) and it made our rehearsal 10 times more productive and enjoyable.
The only thing that marred the evening was the continued screwing up of the CD recorder, which has been an ongoing and serious issue for us. Even in this "perfect" room, it seems that the sound guy just can't figure out how to get a simple mix onto the disk!
The trials and tribulations of rock and roll...