I just came back from the HellFest (biggest metal open air in France, about 170 000 people over the weekend).
It was great as usual, and i saw some pretty amazing shows.
Just wanted to share a thought about down tuned guitars (drop E, F, G ...) on stage in open air festivals : 90% of the time, it sucks !
I saw 6 bands with this kind of tuning this week-end, and everytime the guitars just sounded like muted farts, overwhelmed by the double bass drum.
The guys played great but I think you just can't make guitars tuned so low sound thick by doing a quick line-check before the show.
Did you guys experienced the same thing ?