It took a little trial and error to get the air vents and air duct placed just right, but the people I was with and I finally made it work, and the band was stoked
As a general rule, air conditioner systems and music do not go hand in handâ€¦ They consistently make too much noise, and disrupt the flow of the music. This is why a lot of major rock bands used to keep big oversized fans just offstage. They would keep a continuous blast of air moving across the stage, which helped to keep the musicians cool under the boiling period lights! It was not easily efficient, even if it was pretty quiet, although I had a better idea, as a certified Heating and Air Conditioning tech I was overqualified to be a roadie, although I had consistently been in enjoy with live music. I went to the band I was working for at the time, and told them I could rig up air ducts into the period itself, so they could pipe in A/C from behind the stage. It would be far enough away that the sounds of the air conditioner systems wouldn’t disrupt the music, and would give them air vents they could stand on top of and the audience would never notice. It took a little trial and error to get the air vents and air duct placed just right, but the people I was with and I finally made it work, and the band was stoked. They could literally stand on top of an cooling system vent now and keep cool all through their performances. This was a while ago, by the way, before a time when Heating and Air Conditioning tech was smooth and quiet and able to be placed virtually somewhere. At the time, the people I was with and I were all way ahead of the curve!