Not really a question I ever thought to ask when I book a gig, but I will from now on. I guess I’ve always assumed that indoors is the default.
I don’t really have a problem with the outdoors, but its been between 90 and 100 degrees for the last week or two and last nite I drove 150 miles to a show in sweltering Philadelphia that ended up being outside. I walked by the setup in the courtyard and thoughtâ€¦ oh cute, maybe some nites they have a jazz band out here or something — kewl — but when I went in to change and ask the guy who booked the show which of the many actual R0OMS in the facility we’d be in, he ushered me back into the courtyard. “Hey,” I thought, “maybe this ain’t so cute.”
The evening wasn’t all bad though. I had a good set and I got to hook up with one of my absolute bestest/most supportive friends in the whole wide world! She came and actually brought other people to sit outside and sweat while I told jokes. She is the best. Also, I got to see another very good friend perform, who I haven’t seen on stage in a while, and I got paid. By the time I got home (I stopped like 3 times on 95 South to nap) it was 3:30 a.m. And in case you forgot, I still have the day job, so I’m hurting right now.
I’m too tired to keep typing.