Many years ago I played in a six piece rock band that would set up in a line across the front of the stage whenever there was sufficient room, and I loved it. Not only could we all hear the balance better, it was easier for all of us to make eye contact whenever desired. It also made it easier for me to m.c. the band, a task I often undertook.
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely preferable to the presence of those who think they've found it. - Terry Pratchett