For the local christmas parade, we (my band) decided that we would do a 'punked up' version of joy to the world for the talent quest at the end. Now when organising it, we asked if they had guitar and bass amps, and the lady said "yes" So we arrive, and as it turns out, she really knew nothing about music and thought we were referring to the P.A system! I could go through it fine, however not so good for our guitarist (can't do a punk song without distorted power chords right? ) So we ran around for about an hour in the rain, trying to secure some form of amplification. No dice, however at the end of it all, the drummer managed to sneaked in a 3 minute long drum solo! But at least we learned a lesson that will come in handy in the future: "Never rely on anyone but yourself!" I'm sure you've all learned that at some stage! End splurge.