Considering my limited background as well, I found it actually quite inspiring. Osmo was willing to listen to what Manny had to say, and discuss the matter openly and apparantly calmly. Seems to me it would have been very easy for him to just lash out and say "My way or the highway." To see someone in that position be amenable (hope I spelled that right) was quite inspiring. It also seems it would have been very easy for Manny to lose his cool, too. But because of calm discussion a compromise was reached. It speaks volumes about Manny's abilities that his MD trusts his opinion enough to let him have it his way on one concert. Must be a great place to work, Manny.