Originally Posted by Steve House
The directiovity of the NTG is such that you're going to have to have somone following the action as the speakers move around. Locking down on a stand leaves too much to chance. Also you still have to consider distance - shotgun mics are NOT like telephoto lenses - they DO NOT 'capture' or magnify distant sounds, they simply are less sensitive to distracting sounds to the sides and rear than they are to sounds coming from the front.
Well other than the weddings the lavaliere's wouldn't cover enough of the people anyways.