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  • #106041
    David Ice
    Participant

    Today I played one of the most difficult weddings I’ve ever done. It was incredibly windy…the weather service said gusts of 45mph.

    Forget about the music blowing away, or the music stand blowing over.

    #106042
    Alison
    Participant

    My advice is simply don’t do it.

    #106043
    Sylvia
    Participant

    Yup.

    #106044
    alice-freeman
    Spectator

    I have an exclusion clause in my contracts that I don’t play in winds over 20 mph and I carry a small hand-held anemometer that measures air flow from 6 to 35 mph in my gig bag in case there are any arguments. I also state a minimum temperature of 60º F. and have a small clock/thermometer with me.

    Winds are almost always an issue in Wyoming and my worst experience was with a Triplett Catalina and sustained winds of 15-18 with gusts over 35 mph. Fortunately I could set up with the wind at my back and it was a very short ceremony. Even so, I have a knitted, 1-inch wide

    #106045
    barbara-kraichy–2
    Participant

    Hi David,

    #106046
    Misty Harrison
    Participant

    did the bride put the wet veil back on?

    #106047
    barbara-kraichy–2
    Participant

    Yes, she did! It looked pretty soggy, but I guess she figured she’d paid for it, she might as well wear it. The maid of honor did wring it out!!! Too funny!

    #106048
    Elizabeth L
    Participant

    Did you get a picture?

    #106049
    Misty Harrison
    Participant

    my goodness well that’s something alright

    #106050
    barbara-kraichy–2
    Participant

    No, I didn’t get a picture. I was too busy keeping the harp from falling over. Had to hold on for dear life.

    #106051
    David Ice
    Participant

    I did talk to the officiant later and he told me, “there was so much going wrong with that wedding that the bride and groom were so numb that I’m sure they didn’t notice anything wrong with the harp music!”

    #106052
    barbara-kraichy–2
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    #106053
    paul-wren
    Participant

    Just my word of advice when having to play on a windy day, take the cover off your harp!

    I had to play on a very windy day, got my harp to the space for me to set up, turned around to pick up something and the next thing I heard was “BOOM” the cover acted as a sail and my harp fell on to its side. Lucky it was on grass and not on the tuning disk side. No damage done, excect for my heart which was in my pants.

    #106054
    Misty Harrison
    Participant

    I saw this happen with a harp one time

    the covers are very bad when it’s windy

    #106055
    Sylvia
    Participant

    At least the guys don’t have to worry about their hair.

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