One time in college I planned a huge concert for the student body. My co-leader and I worked with a major record label to bring Christian recording artists Bebo Norman and Jeremy Camp to campus. At the time Norman was a highly sought after Christian performer, and Camp was somewhat new to the music scene.
While both singers ended up being nothing but gracious, preparing for the concert was a nightmare.
I had no idea how to coordinate stage setup and lighting, plus the men’s basketball team needed the concert space for their playoffs’ practice and wanted us to find another location.
At times I was ready to cancel the entire gig.
I remember breathing a huge sigh of relief when Norman finally took the stage and began his set. But, just minutes later, we lost all power to the building.
Hundreds of people in the audience were sitting in the dark!