One of the tricky things about playing live is being able to hear yourself on stage without blowing out the audience, or conversely not being heard at all. When your amp is right behind you on the floor it's basically pointed at the backs of your legs, while at the same time blasting directly at anybody standing right in front of the stage. If you turn it up so you can hear yourself better, the poor folks at stage front won't be able to hear anything but guitar all night long. The other common scenario is where there either isn't a stage or it's only a few inches high, in which case your guitar can become difficult to hear in proportion to the rest of the band for both you and the audience. The good news is that you can solve both problems with a guitar amp stand. Lift it off the ground and tilt it back a bit, and now everybody else can hear it the way it's meant to sound.