Since I was eight-years-old, I took multiple lessons a month to learn to play different musical instruments such as guitar, piano, drums plus bass. Music is far more than a hobby for me. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. I joined our first band when I was thirteen, and I played at birthday parties, graduation parties, bars, clubs, and large concert halls. I am currently a member of several different bands, which keeps me busy with constant rehearsals plus performances. We officially play at local bars plus clubs, which has its downsides. Hauling plus setting up a ton of instruments and gear is time-consuming and tiring. We play the majority of gigs during the summer, when means the heat plus humidity is a problem. Most of the local venues don’t have adequate air conditioner to handle the crowds. They typically choose to open windows plus doors, rather than pay the energy bill to run the cooling system. With a ton of people crowded into a slim space, the lights plus heat from equipment, the air gets boiling, sticky plus stuffy. A few open windows aren’t enough. I would guess that closing up the locale plus running a modern, energy efficient air conditioner unit would be cost effective. People would be comfortable, stay longer, plus spend more money. My bands have gotten to the point where the two of us ask what kind of cooling system the location has before the two of us commit to the job. While we’re willing to play the locales that are unwilling to run the air conditioner unit, the two of us decide to bring along some box fans plus a cooler full of freezing water. We mentally prepare to sweat copiously plus be tired by the end of our set.