It weren't so much the heat, it only reached 83, but a combo of sun, zero humidity, and wind.
Trying to stay hydrated was a feat in itself, we literally ran out of water at one point. By "burn" my
lip, I am referring to that point where you have worn away the callous and sort of blister burned your lip,
because you have dried out. But everything got REALLY hot, I literally was pouring water on my metal
bodied harps so I could slide them. The wood and plastic combs didn't hold the heat like the metals, but
brass, German silver, and aluminum bodies would dry my lips as soon as I tried to play them without H2O.
A little *Chapstick after the gig, and I'm good for today.
Sarge wrote: I sure wish I could be there, but I'm laying here in the hospital after having surgery. Bummer!!!!
I know what that's like. I have fewer parts today than I was born with .
I remember my 2014 surgery thinking, "Crap...I was just making progress with the harmonica and now I won't be able to practice for a week"
Sorry to hear you had to go the the butcher/slice and dice person...hope you recover fast with minimal pain. Remember to the mental exercises in your mind to keep your edge...mental/muscle memory...keep us informed...