Tomorrow I'll be going out to a stretch of highway and coasting a pickup truck down a hill with the engine off and placing things with holes (plywood, old fridges, big empty bottles and containers, etc. etc. etc., anything that whistles when wind passes them) and I wanted to see in this last minute if any of you have done this sort of thing or recorded in high high high wind scenarios and have a golden tip I might be overlooking.
I've got my W5Ds and baskets and rycotes for my stereo pair of omni MK5s, and I'm bringing a stereo pair of Senn 421s and of course, the good ol' SM58s.
Is there anything you encountered that caused a face-palm moment for you on the day? Something ridiculous like "Bring a piece of plexiglass to put in front of your mic stands and mic to deflect some of the air because going 60 miles an hour or more makes your mic fall over", or "bring a miniature sandbag to keep your hat on", or "look out for cops because putting your truck into neutral with the engine off coasting down a hill is extremely illegal".