So I just got back from a one hour tech at a school 2 hours away today. We loaded in our set, spiked it, and then continued to move onto lighting. As this is for a competition this weekend, I was given the standard house plot and tech specs about a month ago. I then designed my lights for the show at school and programmed the cues on our Ion. After that, I make up 2 spreadsheets of my cues and channels so I could write down the levels at tech. did I mention the board is a Leprecon lp-624? After finding out that the show was to be run on a two scene board, the scenes are pretty short, so I ended up with 17 cues for a 40 minute show. So how the tech ended up going was we loaded our huge set in (15 min), spiked it in the process, and then moved onto lights. So I get to the board, take the house lights out, and I proceed to bring up my first cue according to my pre-estimated levels that I translated from the Plot at our school to theirs. Then the director says change this, this and that. She then says to me that it looks good to her, in turn, I write down the levels onto my final levels sheet. She then has the actors move to their 'second moment' and the process continues, we get about 4 or 5 cues in, and were told that we have 45 minutes left. I think to myself, sweet, we're doing great! Then about 2 or 3 cues later, the tech comes back and tells us we have 15 minutes left!!!! I was in disbelief, but continue on and really pick up the pace. So, I somehow end up getting it done in about 17 minutes or so. Bottom line is, I don't know what happened in that hour to set me on that rampage. I don't know if it is a combination of having to write down the levels and somehow the time being off, or me slowing down a bit when I was told that there was 45 minutes left. What do you guys think? I really know it's a hard thing to gauge, especially if you weren't there, but I'd love to hear any thoughts on this. I think I'm just trying to avoid this confusion again. Thanks!