I have to agree with psy4ia - We were in the circle, right hand side, as you face the stage and the bass resonance was almost painful.
As we are both of a musical background, we spent most of the time discussing what was wrong with the sound system! I can be quoted as saying that the FOH sound guy needed his testicles removed!
We both enjoyed the gig, but this did detract from our enjoyment somewhat.
I do some of work for various Prog Rock groups, so I know first hand how important it is to have a sound guy who is sympathetic to the music, the band and to some extent, the audience - as someone said above, louder isn’t necessarily better.
(Before I get any flak about being a Prog fan, Psy & Psytrance arn’t that dissimilar from Prog - some of the tracks on the Younger Brother CDs would fit right in on a Prog CD. I’m a Prog musician who happens to be working on an Ambient/Prog/Psytrance collaboration project - should be interesting.)
If it helps I have some friends who run a 50kw sound system that would have done a much better job - maybe next time the guys want to gig in London (we all pray it’s not such a long wait for the next time, don’t we?), they can give me a call and I’ll help them out! B ->