The Strawbs played at the University Café’s sold out crowd. Very quickly it was clear that the sound quality was terrible. For a group whose lyrics are the centerpiece of their performance, the audio became lost in the instrumentation. The audience was sadly disappointment. Criticism ranged from how unnecessarily loud the music was for such a small venue, to the lack of mixing from the sound man. While the band seemed happy with the mixing and the sound, the audience became frustrated and annoyed. The Strawbs had surrendered to high-tech noise.