The sound prolly is great at the board but the every where else it is POOR, PISS POOR.
And the GD was always fanatical about bringing the best listening experience to their audiences.
Just another picky deadhead whose searching for the SOUND
Even the best sound guys (or whatever) have bad days. I know how much it sucks to think that the performers sounded great, but that the person responsible for translating that to the audience has fucked up.
I have a kid who is a musician, and I have personally throttled a few dick sound guys for what I believed was intentional meddling with sound quality.
That being said, the Furthur shows I've seen recently have sounded phenomenal to me.
Perhaps perception is truly responsible for your negativbe response. I'm not saying for sure, just asking you to maybe consider it in there with all the other variables.
That's not to take away from the fact that you had a bad experience. I feel for you. Nobody likes to be looking forward to something and have it turn out other than they had hoped.
I just really hope you give it another shot and it turns out to be all that you'd dreamed it would be. : )))