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5Strats
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Jun 9th, 2016 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hope the stage is covered at this festival we're playing on Saturday. If not, our set is going to be H-O-T.

ps - Oh and apologies to the Bobby Fuller Four for the thread title paraphrase.

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Jun 9th, 2016 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Direct sunlight in a bummer on stage. First tuning, then seeing pedals...especially the tuning pedal.

Make sure to have that big streak of white sunscreen across your nose. It's a good look :-p

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Edmond/OKC

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Jun 9th, 2016 07:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Our drummer might actually melt! (;oD

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Jun 9th, 2016 07:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bring some Gatorade and a change of shirts. Water alone won't cut it if it's super hot. I had a gig last month that I drank so much water that I flushed all the electrolytes out of my body and was starting to show signs of heat stress.

Someone put a picture of us on FB and I looked even worse than I felt at the time. ;-)

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Edmond/OKC

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Jun 9th, 2016 07:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We played a festival a few weeks ago and the stage was covered. I did bring Gatorade, however, and will do so again this Saturday.

Damn the sun, I'm wearing all black with a black hat! (:oD

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Jun 9th, 2016 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Floppy hat and a BIG fan.

And the gatoraide as mentioned above.

Heck, ANY gig I play I *always* bring a fan. Winter or summer.



gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

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Jun 9th, 2016 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't forget sunscreen! And a towel for your hands.

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Edmond/OKC

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Jun 9th, 2016 11:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My hands usually don't sweat when I play, but who knows when it's 95 degrees out.

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Jun 9th, 2016 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you're playing on Saturday, begin your proper hydration ritual (water, Gatorade, etc) on Friday. Same thing we tell the kids with weekend soccer tournaments.

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Jun 9th, 2016 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

our organ player bought a couple portable canopy tents. depending on how much area the band takes up, we use 1 or 2 side by side.

they come in very handy in those direct sunlight days.


Dolemite

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Jun 9th, 2016 12:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When someone finally invents a musician personal AC, they're gonna make a mint. I already tried a swamp cooler - an expensive one.

Florida laughed derisively.

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Edmond, OK

Jun 9th, 2016 11:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought Florida was under water. Or, at least close.

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Jun 10th, 2016 06:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Better than Gatorade is Vitamin Water's "Revive" as it has a lot of potassium, way way more than Gatorade.

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Jun 10th, 2016 07:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Heck, ANY gig I play I *always* bring a fan. Winter or summer."

Ditto.
Inevitably, I set up on the side of the stage where the heating duct is working overtime!

We've got an outdoor gig today playing a set before the local minor league baseball game. Luckily, it's breezy and in the 70's today - actually won't need the fan. (;^D)

Stay hydrated, 5Strats!!!

Dolemite

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Jun 18th, 2016 06:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So how'd it go? We have a July 4 gig that I'm dreading.. Thinking about dragging along a window shaker and rigging it up somehow.

(This message was last edited by Dolemite at 02:42 PM, Jun 18th, 2016)

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Jun 18th, 2016 06:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fans also keep the skeeters off ya.

If you use sunscreen and/or bug juice, take measures to keep it off your nitro-finished instruments. Most of these goops will damage nitro and the finish will start rubbing off.

Tony Wright

Stillwater, OK

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Jun 18th, 2016 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I worked as a sound and lighting tech for my "day job" at a street festival yesterday, Friday 6/17. Air temp was 100 degrees with 63% humidity and steady 9 mph south wind. Outside in the sun from 11;00am to 1pm, then again from 3pm until sundown. Setting up truss, stage lights, sound...I also helped get vendors to their assigned spot, answered questions and patted dogs. Oh, and paid the bands. (worked 14 hours total)

That was pretty rough on a 66.5 year old man (Strike 1) significantly over weight (Strike 2) with lots of other body issues and such (Strike 3).

But after a cool shower and a long 10 hour nap, I am in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in.

Tonight, I get to be "audience". Going to a small concert venue (150 people) to see Jimmy LaFave and the Night Tribe. This WILL be fun. Part of my anniversary gift to my wife. (Sure it is...nudge nudge, wink wink.)

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Edmond/OKC

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Jun 19th, 2016 05:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stay cool Tony!

Tony Wright

Stillwater, OK

I never met a calorie I didn't like.
Jun 19th, 2016 10:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It was cool...floor vent for the AC was right where my foot rested most of the evening...blew right up my pants leg. I have some other comments but I do not want to get in trouble with Chris, so we will leave it there.

stinger22

USA

Jun 20th, 2016 10:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Did a outdoor arts festival many many years ago and we were using this new MIDI thing for some backing tracks, never again!. Anyway my Yamaha sequencer was black and it was sitting in the sune as there NO cover. Well the hotter it got the slower it got till we had to dump it all together and just play to two acoustics.

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