Originally Posted by dairyairman
thanks! i didn't think about monitor needs or direct inputs. i'll make sure i tell them about that.
If you're playing a festival, having stage plots from all of the bands helps the sound guys to know what equipment they need to bring, allows them to write out their tape strips ahead of time (huge time-saver), and come up with a pre-manufactured stage setup (with lines run from the appropriate places, monitors set up, etc...) before the first concert. If they didn't come prepared, imagine the cacophony that would ensue between each act...