Hey all. So I've posted on here a few times regarding in ear setups. That's more or less worked out (there are always tweaks), but I've got a question about riders. The situation is this: we've got 2 guitars, 2 violins, bass, keys, drums, 4 vocals. I've got labeled XLR lines for everything except drums and vocals. We have mic splitters for the 4 vocals and we rely on the mic bleed for drum monitoring, which is fine for the venues we typically play + we use clicks. The band sound is ridiculously dense (example), so appropriate monitoring is the difference between us sounding like crap and us sounding good. I've got this about as streamlined as I can get it, but unless we can backline, a 15 minute changeover is basically impossible. I've been recently debating the idea of having a rider that requires a backline/soundcheck (or at least a backline), but I've got a suspicion that, as a local band, nobody's going to be terribly interested in reading/accommodating us. Even worse, I'm afraid it'll put promoters/venues off. Is this something that bands at our level typically do, or is the answer just to suck it up and work with what we've got?