The only real problem was our competition. The neighbors next door were having a pool party with a lot of laughing, yelling, boisterous kids. They climbed up on the roof of their garage and slid down a slide into the pool. We could hear the splashing above all the other ruckus. We did not have amplification, so we could only project and hope we were heard above their noise.
Having noisy competition like that is a performer's worst nightmare. I worry about neighbors doing Saturday chores and yard work or having construction noise in our neighborhood whenever I do a Summer Theater Camp Show in our backyard. Fortunately, I have lovely neighbors who have been sensitive and accommodating for us.
Would have been nice if those neighbors last night had been accommodating.