Sunday, February 05, 2006

I can't get no satisfaction

I don't think I've ever seen as dismal a performance by audio professionals as the Rolling Stones set during Super Bowl XL. The Stones were wonderful, but whoever was mixing really was on crack. No excuses. This show was rehearsed several times, backup systems were in place, hard wired mics ready to go in case the wirelesses died, stage monitors in case the in-ears failed, etc.

And yet, the mix sucked at first. Badly. While I've never worked a Super Bowl, I know plenty of people who have, and it's all really experienced professional audio folks.

I don't get it.

Shouldn't have happened.

Someone's in deep doo doo.