One instance where I realized this is during a corporate stage performance. A segment of my show requires music but all hell broke loose when the venue’s cd player won’t play my cd. The moment I realized this it was as if all my hair turned stiff. I panicked!
Good thing there’s a wifi connection in the venue and the organizer was kind enough to let me use her netbook to download substitute music from the net.
The question however is: ‘what if there wasn’t any wifi connection in the venue’ – my performance would really be killed.
In order to solve this, I made sure way plan with regards to securing music for a performance.
*** Before the show, make sure that you have a sound check.
Out #1: Bring 2 recorded discs
Out#2: Bring a netbook if not bring a USB
Out#3: Use my m3510 phone – its headset slot is similar to the ones used for speakers.
It always helps to have a back up plan because you’ll never know . . .