I just worked a CD release party for a friend's band. The production was one of the largest I've ever worked on. The headliner had 11 members, the opener had 14, there were 4 live sound techs, a recording tech, 2 house techs, a 5 man video crew, a 3 man projection crew, the headliner's PM, a dozen volunteers and the house security team, over 60 people in all. There was no schedule to speak of except that we get the whole thing ready by 7 pm. We made it and all stood ready at our posts at the stroke of 7. Then nothing happened for twenty minutes. When I finally stepped away from the monitor mix at 7:20 I found that the only reason we hadn't started was that no one had told the emcee to go out and start! For the size of the production, if that was the biggest snag of the day, I'll take it and call it simply: fashionably late. The whole rest of the day we ran like a well-oiled machine.