I have to use a fan whenever I'm performing on stage because of bad a/c

It’s good enough to get me through a set without being too uncomfortable.

Although I always expected to keep music as a fun hobby, I’ve been playing live a lot more as time goes on. Nowadays you can use looper pedals and computers to create accompanying parts and instrumental overdubs. That way I can play covers in bars and clubs as a one-man-band. This is a lot of fun even if I don’t get paid nor make any tip money while I’m performing. Sometimes a friend of mine will sit in with me on bass guitar, drums, or keyboards. As much as I enjoy performing live, the venues where I perform are not all equal in quality and amenities. For instance, some of these places have actual stages while others have a glorified corner in the dining room where the speakers and equipment is set up. One of the worst disadvantages to playing in some of these places is the abysmal air conditioning inside. I have to bring a fan with me whenever I’m performing so I’m not dripping in sweat the entire time. I wish these places all had good air conditioning but I guess that is too much to ask for. At least the fan I use can be adjusted for both speed and direction. It’s good enough to get me through a set without being too uncomfortable. The worst part is when there are overly bright incandescent lights because they create considerable heat that can be felt when you’re standing beneath them. This is nice if it’s cold outside and the venue isn’t running the heating system, but otherwise I hate the bright stage lights. Sadly, my fan isn’t enough to compensate whenever I’m in a situation like this.


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