So I was cold call hired by one of the local service clubs who was firing up a brand new event. Ribfests seem to be the hot ticket these days so off they went and orginized on. Well didn't 30K + people show up and they had a smash sucess. They booked a carnival, and about a dozen or so bands, local, and tribute acts...I'm crossing my fingers but it should easily turn into an annual event seeing that it came off so well... and I'm hoping to be a part of that tradition. Lots of compliments about the pa sound, even to the point of a town counsillor stopping by to say there was not one complaint all weekend from the surrounding homes, "best sound ever in the park". I didn't measure the distances, but guessing I would say that (I measured on my iphone app) that is was 78db of band program at ~ 150 ft, and about 85db at the mix position at 65 ft (c weighted).
PS - Ya I know I'm going to catch heat about the "Flat faced line array", lol shoot me.
PSS - I'll be putting those eventer lifts on the ground next year, more out front to catch the performers faces who don't get the concept "if you can see, everybody cant see you !!"