My sister wants my band to play at her 16th birthday party in two weeks... no biggee. They are all into green day, blink 182, etc... So its not like I have to learn Donna Lee in two weeks, plus I already know most of what she wants us to play anyways. Guitar player... check... bassist.... check... drummer... check... singer? Meh. Me and the guitarist can sing in key, so screw finding someone for this. We are going to play in my backyard, and thats where the fun starts. The drummer has fog machines, and strobe lights... We don't want to be on the ground, so we need to find a way to raise ourselves up. I was thinking that some pallets and some plywood would do the trick for a half-assed "stage"? Any ideas on how to build a 1-3ft stage very cheaply?