quote:Originally posted by bman:quote:Originally posted by billhike:quote:Originally posted by bman:
Roger Hodgson (singer/songwriter/keyboardist of Supertramp) in Ottawa. Small venue, 4 piece backing band, sound quality not great (hockey rinks rarely offer great sound quality) but very enjoyable, especially if one is a hard-core Supertramp fan like me. Played almost all the classics (though not Rudy or Even in the Quietest Moments, sadly) and played them well. Could even hit almost all the high notes. We especially enjoyed the chit-chatting and story-telling between tunes. The guy clearly enjoys his work!
A hockey rink is a small venue?
It was the rink where the Junior A Ottawa 67s play. Only about half the ice and a third of the seats were used, the rest blocked off with a floor to ceiling curtain. Maybe 5000 people or so? It felt quite intimate, though we had seats fairly close to the stage which made it feel even more so.
B, thanks for the reply. Small venue to me would be a club or theater, but I know what you are saying.
I do think live sound mixing has come a long way since my first couple years going to concerts in the early 80's. But a building not designed with music in mind won't help.