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On stage rain protection

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abg0201 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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May 8, 2011 1:23 AM

Hi all - need to pick your brains! We are about to start playing at outdoor festivals and the trusted British summer will surely deliver rain. Is there a product that anyone knows of that will allow me to use my macbook to run mainstage but offer reasonable protection from rain? I am imagining a sort of clear plastic bag type arrangement or a silicone shell that encapsulate the mac. Clearly it does not have to be waterPROOF - im not diving with it - but needs to offer protection from a light shower. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Macbook Pro 2.66 4GB ram
  • Xitesynth Calculating status...
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    May 8, 2011 3:12 AM (in response to abg0201)

    I guess you have to cover the keyboard as it is the most vulnerable part of your MacBook during rain. I'd check for that. Two strips of clear tape on speaker grilles would also help.

    Just remember that all the holes are there for cooling purposes too, so don't overdo the things.

  • michaelhuisman Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2011 2:17 PM (in response to abg0201)

    Not to be flippant, but an umbrella. There are some really cool tarps that you could get to cover your whole rig since I suppose you have more than just a MBP to protect.

  • JavaJ Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    May 13, 2011 11:36 AM (in response to abg0201)

    Just don't touch any microphones.  If you are playing in the rain- first off- get life insurance.  Your next of kin will be taken care of when you fry yourself.  Honestly, if it is going to rain and you are not under some sort of concert tent/dome, then stop and pack up.


    This reminds me of a story about the David Crowder Band (Christian Band).  I read that their church's pastor was doing a baptism.  He reached out, while in the water, to the microphone, and got electrocuted (and died).



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