Last year in my school we did a musical play based on A Midsummer's Nigth Dream. Well, the day before the last show, the lightboard goes dead...about 2 hrs before showtime"!!!! So about 1 Hr before, we get a new console. I had 45ch...I got a 24ch one....I put it in wide mode and improvised 144 lighting cues! Well, I get to the theater the next day and re-program the new board. Last show is going on, when suddenly I loose all lights except for a red sidelight and some Pins....not much to do about lighting, so I have the followspot operators open the spots to get the whole stage (yuck..I know) I start pulling the 5pin to 3 pin adapter and the lights come back on...so I leave it as it is...and they go back off. Like this for like 5 minutes. So now I'm thinking...heeeey..maybe it aint the adapter....so I have like 4 people looking for the cause. The head electrician finds an old man who sat down on the DMX cable...and severly damaged. Luck would have it every time Imoved the damn adapter, he would move in his chair...ha! So we change the whole cable (show's still going on, which includes the head electrician on top of a blacony feeding wire to a fary on stage). And the show did finish..Oh I took like 10 more minutes to find the right cue!