I looked (not that good, though) for something like this. I searched Google and couldn't find any information on this subject, so I thought I'd just make a new thread. If there is something like this already, then just lead me to it, please.

Anyway... Yeah, I was wondering if anybody here has played in bad weather (preferably rain) and how they went about doing it. Like... different precautions, if they just put up a tarp or what. And lastly, was it worth it?

no. i don't think it would be worth it.
1) possible electrocution
2)chance you might seriously mess up your amps and stuff.
I did one time. Wasn't any lightning or anything, just a light rain. Just make sure your amps and pedals are well covered or away from the water.
I know you can't be this stupid, but I can see you in my mind harbouring fantasies of acting out the Left Behind video by Slipknot.
There is poetry in despair.
If you play under a tarp, that won't fall over, you should be good. Look at MCR playing at Projek Revolution when there was a viscious storm in which a bunch of people got injured. They didn't stop... until people got hurt...
Well theres a light in your eye that keeps shining
Like a star that cant wait for the night
I hate to think Ive been blinded baby
Why cant I see you tonight?

And the warmth of your smile starts a-burnin
And the thrill of your touch gives me fright
And Im shaking so much, really yearning
Why dont you show up, make it all right?
Yeah, its all right.

And if you promised youd love so completely
And you said you would always be true
You swore that you would never leave me, baby:
What ever happened to you?

And you thought it was only in movies
As you wish all your dreams would come true
It aint the first time believe me, baby
Im standin here feeling blue
Yeah Im blue

Now I will stand in the rain on the corner
Ill watch the people go shuffling downtown
Another ten minutes no longer
And then Im turning around

The clock on the walls moving slower
My heart it sinks to the ground
And the storm that I thought would blow over
Clouds the light of the love that I found

Now my body is starting to quiver
And the palms of my hands getting wet
Ive got no reason to doubt you baby,
Its all a terrible mess

Ill run in the rain till Im breathless
When Im breathless Ill run till I drop, hey
The thoughts of a fools kind of careless
Im just a fool waiting on the wrong block, oh yeah
Light of the love that I found...
I play while it's raining blood from a lacerated sky.

Well no, but just remember to keep your stuff covered in something waterproof and you should be fine.
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yeah the guitar can take a little *note little moisture!!!!

The parts wont explode or anything but water can seriously damage everything from the frets to the neck to the body due to warping. You can avoid this by drying off the guitar with a rag/towel and not letting the moisture just stick. try to keep moisture away from the input plugs. It won't electrocute you unless you touch it, but it could damage the pot.

Half full made the most important part by saying that the amps and pedals to a lesser extent must stay dry. Wet amps can catch fire/ damage.

Also fridge raiders post. In the slipknot video, the guitars/amps are not actually on, and im pretty sure those guitars/amps were lost forever. Another example is stars by switchfoot, they played underwater
I figured as much. I was just wondering cause my band is supposed to play a small outdoor gig today and it might rain (or rather, sprinkle). I don't think it will, though, now that I look at it.

And no, fridge raider I'm not that stupid. Like I said, I just wanted to be able to sleep without worrying.
I was trying to find a picture of the scene from Hedwig and the Angry Inch where they're outside on an overcast day and the bands' instruments are wrapped in plastic.

It would have been perfect for this thread.
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*Headbangs in heavy rain*

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