We have told you–and some of learned the hard way–to advance every gig. In other words get all of the info possible about parking, load-in and -out, power, supplied backline gear, etc. Here is a video that explains why. Ignore the chimpmunk voices, just look how far it was from the stage to the loading area. According to Pro Sound Web, this private party featuring the Beach Boys took a crew of 72 stagehands 14 hours to complete. At $25 an hour per hand, well, you do the math…

Originally posted 2008-11-17 02:56:07.