One thing that surprised me, though, was how dark and unforgiving the audience was. There were several pockets of really nasty hecklers that just wouldn't let up. A lot of people were trying to go for the exact same "longest song, most notes" showpieces, so Weezer-clone's decision to go with their alternate song was a crowd-pleaser.
Lots of technical problems, too--magnify the difficulties just setting up a game of Rock Concert entails, times lots of equipment changes (a lot of people brought their special guitars), times the sound system for the theater, times waaay too much booze. I was bummed out by the last band, they didn't have any really strong theme or anything, but they were really having a good time in-character, the lead vocalist was really cute, and they were playing well--until the drummer (?) hit the pause button. Then they got destructive and started throwing equipment around.
Whines and I sat around later coming up with better ideas for how to run the show, but they probably won't implement them, because they're not in our living room.
None of which is as important as SUPER HAPPY MONKEY BASH 2008!!! Every sunday in April--who's with me?!?