I'm gigging pretty regularly for the first time in about 25 years (!) and I don't recall what I used to do to handle hot outdoor gigs. I'm in FL by the way....We have a number of them coming up and while it's not yet summer heat it's plenty warm.
Anyone have some good tips to avoid short-circuiting my gear? I sweat on every gig, even without the old hot lights, these outdoor ones will be killer. I hope they are under shade...argh.
I was thinking have a cooler with cold drinks and a few cold towels; a fan (our drummer uses one); towel to quickly wipe off my boards; and silly as they may look, a couple wristbands (hey didn't Steve Walsh wear those?!) . I may have to go with the shorts as much as seeing my pasty beefy calves is not going to scream "rock n roll"...no jorts though, I have some standards. I have a black really long pair of baggies (swimsuit for non-beach personnel), those might be ok.
Have they perfected air-conditioned clothing yet?