As I was headed out to DJ a holiday party this past weekend, I was quickly reminded of how careful you need to be when leaving to and from your events. Here’s a short list of things to consider…
- Give yourself ample extra time to get to your events. Take into consideration any adverse road conditions, construction/accident traffic, and just the general slowness of traffic in bad weather.
- Watch for icy conditions when you’re outside of the car as well. You don’t want to get all the way to your event just to “Eat It” in the parking lot and end up missing it.
- Be sure to cover any electronic equipment when loading and unloading at your event. Water + Electronics = Bad Things…Garbage bags can work in a pinch to cover speakers and such adequately for short trips in and out.
- Try not to load the car up too early before you leave for your event. If your equipment is exposed to the cold for an extended period, it will form condensation when moved into a warmer environment. Condensation = Water…Water + Electronics = Bad Things…This also goes for CD’s. They will “Fog Up” when you get them into a warmer area and will not read correctly if you attempt to play them before they warm back up.
- Try to dress weather appropriate when traveling to and from your events. In most cases, it’s usually easy enough to change clothes before your event starts. Especially, if you have given yourself ample time to get to your event.
These are a just a few quick considerations to think about for this time of year. If you have any comments, or something to add, I would love to hear it. Thanks, and Season’s Greetings!