Before last Saturday, the smallest-ever crowd at one of Murray Bridge’s Rock the Pool events was about 250.
One year, on a particularly hot day, it attracted about 650 people.
But a splash of heavy rain early in the afternoon limited attendance at this year’s event to about a dozen musicians and their fans.
It was not what organisers had hoped, given the effort that went into parking a semi-trailer full of sound equipment on the grounds of Murray Bridge Swimming Centre and the quality of the sounds belting out of the speakers from bands such as progressive rock outfit Pods.
But they used the occasion to promote the Battle of the Bands coming up at Murray Bridge’s youth centre, the Station, on April 21.
The rural city only endured three millimetres of rain between Wednesday and Sunday, but most of it came at exactly the wrong time.
Karoonda had 2.2mm over the same period, Meningie 7.4mm, Strathalbyn 3.6mm and Lameroo nothing.