Dave Trenkel wrote: (snip) > Any of my > current groups would have naturally incorporated the delay into the > general vibe. Actually, it was pretty amazing, the echo was coming > back almost as loud, and really clear, as the band. > > > > > > >ps listened to *acidflesh* last night. great sounds! will delve deeper. > > Thanks! > > oh yeah- did i mention it could rain? my only real experience thus far with outdoor playing came in the form of my wedding, which was WAY outdoors in joshua tree. it rained. but actually stopped right on schedule. the only real concern was for a hammered dulcimer: we had an umbrella for the player and his instrument, but we were thinking about sun, not rain...it worked, though. the only real bummer was that one of our percussionists slipped climbing down a rain-soaked 150+ ft. vertical cleft above the wedding site (we had several people cloistered away in the rocks with various bells, gongs, found objects, etc.- we had devised a SAFE route down the backside of the rocks, but i think he was in a hurry to get to the food) with about $500 worth of tibetan bells in his daypack. luckily the bells broke his slide, but a couple of 'em needed repair. HIS nerves were calmed by a bit of bubbly, i think... anyway, sometimes the simplest things (like the weather) can get overlooked in the excitement of planning a novel event. as it's said, be prepared! lance g.