Matthew and the Mandarins were also on the stage doing a pre-performance check on their set up. We waited until they had completed before doing so ourselves.
My Minstrels and I had a total of 3 ukuleles and a guitar. Only my Concert Ukulele had a plug in line to the amplifier system. Edmond was using a guitar with no plug in line. The other 2 ukuleles are similar.
Here I was doing the attachment and testing out the amplified sounds. It did not sound ok to my practised ear. No, not the ukulele...nothing wrong with that but more the sound system. I asked one of the technicians to come over and explained to him and he replied it'll be ok later...as they have not gone full volume yet. I was taken aback by such a reply. It's either you are ready or you are not as far as I was concerned since the actual performance was imminent. That 'sound' chap simply told me to leave the plug in line there and he would do the rest later.
After preparing our set up on stage, we went to the Food Centre to relax. We had about over an hour to have our dinner at Pow Sing chicken rice restaurant with coupons provided. The service was fast, good and food was as usual excellent.