My blues band is playing a benefit this coming Saturday with several other bands. Just found out last night that it's outdoors! We are in the middle of the hottest summer on record so far and this event was just put together recently. I can't believe whoever put this together made it an outdoor event. It's a fundraiser for a couple of very good causes but no one is going to show up due to the heat. I'm not concerned about our band as we are only playing an hour and I work out in the heat all day so I'm used to it. I'm just annoyed because I seriously doubt we will have any turnout or raise any money because most people don't want to sit outside when it is over 100 degrees and listen to music. The other annoying thing about this benefit is that there is no backline provided! They are only providing the PA so all eight bands must set up their own drums and amps. I'm sorry but if you are donating your time as a band the least the organizer can do is make it easier on the bands by providing a decent backline! Apparently, whoever put this thing together doesn't know what they are doing! End of rant!