Aghast.... The young Audio Engineer couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the drummer rock into the session with his drum kit. Four long-haired blonde groupies doing most of the lifting. ….23 mounted tom toms , 2 hi-hats , 3 floor toms and two kick drums…. It was obvious….. this was a REAL metal band…. The guitarist was the same,, TWO Marshall quad boxes and FIVE guitars….just incase he broke some strings ….. Sweat dripped from the young AE’s forehead as he recalled this was a five hour session that was booked. Three hours later the kit was completely mic’ed and checked. But now he had another problem , the Bass player… who was adamant he wanted his cabinet mic’ed and his foldback had to be the D.I send. There were leads everywhere man,… these guys were trippin’ all over the place. The band and groupies sat gawking at the poor AE as he set about his ways plugging everything in …. checking for earth loops …. getting the lighting right. Slowly the band got stuck into the booze ,, getting anxious to record … getting a little annoyed and impatient as to why it would take this long to set up and soundcheck. Time was running tight , and the poor AE had just finished doing the full drum check…..when… ….when the phone rang…… Please feel free to continue from here …..