Since the advent of global plague, I've played a grand total of one gig, 3 weeks ago. We had to end on the always...erm...enjoyable...All Right Now (mostly 'cos SuperScrote DJ MC knobhead was already pretending we were his support act, but I digress...) Afterwards two blokes wander up and tell me how they were dead impressed with that Free song and that I played it so like the original it was like having the LP on. I took the compliment and forced down the urge to scream 'that's all very nice, 'cos I spent the last third of the song playing SMOKE ON THE FU**IN' WATER, YOU DEAF ****S!!!!'
That would be bad form, I assume.
In any given performance the number of people who could care less about bass is one. That's a proven scientific fact, they did tests at CERN.