Rained on twice in one weekend
Hello all my fellow composition definers!
Last weekend we played two outdoor gigs in the same day and got rained on at BOTH of them! The stage was covered each time. At the first gig, the wind was strong enough to blow rain under the balcony and get all over our gear. We were able to dry everything out before the next gig - first one ended about 5:00 and we didn't have to load in at the next show until 8:00, though we did cut it pretty close, somehow.
Then, at the next show, as we were about to set up, a HUGE storm came through and soaked the hell out of everything! The techs cut the power to the stage and we waited out the rain. Eventually it stopped, they dried out the distributor box, and we got things rolling (an hour and a half late). We played an extra-long raging set to make it up to all the people who hung out in the mud just to party with us.
Those MarkBass amps are tough. Mine took on several gallons of water and still works fine. I tested all the components I could reach easily with a multi-meter, lol.
Man, I'm so glad that insurance is a thing, or I might have got an ulcer from seeing everything get so wet. There were zero gear casualties though, phew.