I guess since I'm posting this, it's not going to be a "secret" weapon anymore (), but I thought I'd share something I did at a gig last week. Whether or not it made a huge difference remains to be seen but we are gonna keep doing it for the time being. My reggae band is real mellow - Lovers Rock. Think Gregory Isaacs. We just got a 5x8 banner with a hi-res beach scene, and our overall vibe is that beach thing. This place we played at has a popular reggae night that fills up. We had to do the whole night so we wanted to "control the vibe" as much as possible. The weapon? A couple of plug-in Airwick Air Fresheners. We went for "Paradise Retreat". Just two, we didn't want it thick, lol. Once the fans kicked in when the place got packed there was just enough in the air to cover the normal reggae-night stank of dirty hippie. Did it work? The dancefloor was absolutely jammed the whole night. Been a while since I've seen that place so positive and "in the mood" all night long. We pointed out what we did to the security at the end of the night and he called us "geniuses". I'm not patting myself on the back completely. That's hard to reach around and do. Obviously we need more data to determine if this works. That said, depending on what style of music you play and what you are trying to achieve - this could be another way to draw people in to your performance other than just with what they see and hear. Time will tell. EDIT: I should add - keep the lids for the oils if you don't want everything you own covered with it at the end of the night. Found out the hard way. Open air freshener + backpack full of stuff is not a fun thing.