.. unless you want to render everybody in the audience deaf. Yep.. Today was an easter church service that they were doing in our theatre and I ran sound for it. Our adult tech wasn't kidding when she told me this show would be 100x crazier than the play I had previously run sound for. We had about three wired mics, two omnis hanging over the choir, a few lavs we had to keep track of, and three electric guitars patched directly into our board via direct inject boxes. The show was running fine I guess but for one song, one of the guitarists swapped his acoustic-electric guitar with an electric guitar. We hadn't done a sound check or set any levels for that guitar (we didn't even know he had another guitar!) so when he started playing, people paniced and started clutching their heads. Sure, I had taken the levels down on our mackie as soon as I could but it was still quite uh.. loud. Yea.. good times :?