Apparently in Florida at this time of year, if you wish to know what the weather is going to do next, you just wait five minutes. This was the first of our outside gigs, at a lovely little outside square in Delray Beach, and the storm clouds flirted with us all day. Just waiting for the show to begin.
I was surprised that so few members of the audience brought umbrellas or Pac a Macs - because the rain duly arrived during the first set. Most people happily sat through it. I suppose you get so wet just from the humidity at this time of year, that the rain makes little difference. And it soon goes away. Under the circumstances, I don't think anyone can complain if the crowd were slightly less euphoric than the night before - they deserve huge praise just for sticking with it.
The stage was well covered, but the pop up tent that the venue had erected over the Front of House mixing desk was less successful - it was in danger of proving unequal to the task, so our long-suffering mixing engineer, Chris Porter, found himself cocooned inside an ever expanding wrap of polythene.
But, a credit to all, everything continued faultlessly regardless (faultless being a relative term, of course).