Given digital's low noise floor, (but the nasty and irredeemable "crunch" it generates upon hitting its 0 dBfs headroom limit) folks...
I'd always MUCH prefer to add a little gain "in post-production" than risking losing that one-of-a-kind recording, anyway.
...this is a live recording from a recent bar gig (warts and all)...
The "woo-hoo !" at the end, summed it up for me, Scott !
IMHO, that absolutely "rocked", in every sense of the word.
Great performances !
I reckon even better than a few I attended here in Oz by none other than Billy Idol himself, fronting his own band.