I'm sure you guys have them.
Warning: Rant ahead.
I'm in the middle of editing a trainwreck of a live performance shoot for a client... its plagued by audio issues all through the mix, not to mention that it was my first time behind the camera that night right after a cup of coffee, so I was restless and jumpy (imagine how the camera work suffered).
I've had jobs like this before, but I was charging a third of what I do now (or not actually getting paid at all) so I didn't get too upset with my shooting issues. For the most part, they were for not-so-good metal bands in some local gig that for the most part only did covers. I remember copping crap from the "audio engineer" (some kid behind the $2000 mixing desk thinking he knew exactly what he was doing) every time I told him I needed some help with recording better audio (these metal kids love their music turned up to 11...).
Anyway, this recent gig has really made me feel rotten. I love doing videos at Midnite Cafe, they're a great venue... the guys doing the mixing are usually really good and most of the time I get some really good footage. But I don't know why, but this gig in particular just had to be a bad one. I managed to scrape together quite a good set of clips from one artist (with minimal audio problems), but my first shoot from that night is an absolute catastrophe.
Which brings me to the conclusion, and I guess the question I have as well. I've had to shave a few dollars off my price due to these issues, and it bugs me when I've not had these issues at this venue before. I guess it was one of those days though.
Do you guys ever get shoots like this? In fact, why not share your horror stories for gigs and shoots you've had.