The Behind the Scenes Action during the Texas Rock Fest Feature [in progress]
by, 03-04-2012 at 02:02 AM (478 Views)
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Here again is another interesting story to entertain you all with. As you might have seen in the ads on Renegade's Facebook page and here in the Forums, Renegade played host to the Heart of Texas Rock Fest Feature. For three hours on Saturday, February 25 in the Year of our Lord 2012, Special guest DJ Adam Brewer (creator and founder of TRF and a noted voice actor) guided listeners on a three hour direct flight telling them all the juicy details of the 13th Annual Heart of Texas Rock Fest coming up in March. Joining Brewer on this flight was the lovely and talented Natalie Zoe (TRF's keynote speaker for 2012) as co-host, members from Blondes Make Better Victims, Dark Summer Dawn, Mr. Yayo Sanchez, and more (a complete list will be added soon).
This was not a typical special show. Oh no. We broadcasted live from a parking lot at 7th and Neches in downtown Austin, Texas (where all the main activity will be taking place from March 14-17th) from the back of Natalie Zoe's brand new SUV. While setting up all the equipment, I scouted the area for a power outlet. Every single electrical plug I tried was dead. After announcing this to Natalie and Adam, Natalie suggested plugging into her car's cigarette lighter to power the equipment. Finding an inverter in the mot of equipment, I plug the inverter into the car's cigarette lighter and begin to power up all the equipment.
[Add more detail about BMBV and YAYO here.]
About two hours into the show, I notice that the broadcast PC screen goes dim and the board lights start to flicker. Then the equipment completely looses power. The car battery had died. Scrambling around for another power source, YAYO comes to our rescue by pulling his vehicle around to the adjacent parking spot. Opening the back of his SUV, I hand him the inverter with the attached extension cord to plug into an available cigarette lighter. Within ten minutes or so, we were back on air again.
Five minutes into resuming, I loose my internet connection. Switching wireless modems out, I finally find a hot spot and the show resumes for the last hour.
Stay tuned for more details...