A friend asked me to fill in running the sound board for their band. I've never done anything like this before. I agreed to do it to help friends out.
I got a review of the setup and sat with the real sound guy at the last gig. I generally understand how they have everything connected. I know how the various controls work and interact and I've heard the band play multiple times at multiple venues. I'm concerned that they will sound like crap and I won't hear it or I won't know how to improve it.
The expectations for the fill-in (2 night) gig are low. The room is setup awkward and not great acoustically plus it will be filled with mostly drunk partiers.
Even so, I want to do the best I can. I have probably one more gig where I can sit with the real sound guy and observe. He's a really nice guy and does a great job.
Any advice or tips?