mix : one (1) wealthy cheap-ass +three (3) know-it-all yes men +thirty-two (32) par-64's + two (2) dimmer packs + one (1) modified from 5 to 3 pin dmx by yes men rapped around conduit and plugged into the soundboard to travel up and out to the performance area to the lights + one (1) behrnger euro-light dj board = one big f***ing mess. I work for an ice rink and the cheapass owner decided he doesnt want to rent equipment anymore for the ice shows. Fine so far, but when he puts his yes men up to the task of finding equipment and setting it up, i start to get antsy. He knows im a theatre major, but im still in school, i might not know what to do with certain equipment. Well, when i find out how they ran the DMX i started to cry, and when i saw how they hung and focused the lights i nearly blew up. Intead of layering colors, the put them side to side, creatinga rainbow on the ice, and if you wanted just one wash of a certaincolor, forget about it! when i told them that the ceramic on parcan neded to be trned 90 degrees to get a better look from the ight, they igbored me until after the first show. "hey, that actually looks good!!!" When i saw what kind of board they were using, i told them it isnt what they want to do the show, they said "yes it is" as if i had no idea what i was talking about. needless to say, that thing crapped on them so many times during the show, it was funny. Now, i do inderstand the idea of budgets, even though i went to a school where money was no object . . . we replaced every lamp in every light after each use . . . we have many many many expensive wireless mics, seinheisser to be exact . . . but when you have no idea what your doing, it makes no sense to not listen to someone who does. otherwise your shows are going to look like crap.