After my first gig in 30 years the guitar player said he had never seen a drummer smile that much through a gig. So I completely understand how you felt. Well done you!
No need for bravery - this is a very supportive environment.Not sure I'm quite that brave!!!
I'm not a tech, but have seen mics set to a figure 8 pattern between hi-hat and snare to pick up both. (You'll know better than I whether that particular mic is capable of picking up that pattern.)The tech in me can't help wondering what the snare mic is meant to be aiming at though?