We played a show with Lightning Bolt in Santa Fe, NM in a Mexican restaurant. The show was kinda fucked cause the PA was half broken. The stage was a 1/3rd of the size it should have been. There were no monitors and not even a mixer for the half broke PA. There was doubts the show would happen at all with all these factors against it.
We tried to get food at the restaurant but were told it wasn’t open- despite a handful of afternoon drunks being in there getting their thing on. A horrible recommendation lead us to a New Mexican eatery down the way where I was suckered into paying $22 for three mediocre tacos :( She said we could trust the a la carte- NEVER TRUST THE A LA CARTE!
Our tour manager at the time, while clinically insane, was a great sound guy. He searched through the under regions of the rickety portable stage and found a decrepit C-DJ mixer and was able to route the entire show through that thing. Without any monitors or room for me in stage- I set up on the ground out front. Lightning Bolt set up on the far wall ready for when Purity Ring finished and somehow- the show ended up being on of the best nights of tour. A completely mixed crowd of crusty metal heads and local teenie boppers mixed in a hot mexican restaurant for a show that started an hour late and almost not at all.
I’d like to mention that the ‘green room’ was just the kitchen with a bowl of tortilla chips and salsa verde.