At a gig this weekend I was looking at our guitar player's pedal board. He had everything velcroed to the board, as usual, but he also had metal clips holding his input and output cords down a few inches from the jacks. There was enough slack to unplug them if needed, but they couldn't be fully removed without a screwdriver.
I asked him why and he said it's because he's lost $100's worth of cords during drunken load-outs over the years. Now all he has to do is coil them up on top of his pedals, put the cover of his fancy road case looking board on and he's good to go.
Does anyone else do this? Or have other strategies for making drunk load outs easier?
The whole thing was bizarre to me because I never drink until after the job is over.