So we drove around town the entire afternoon to look for Balcony TV equipment sponsors. It was fun, because every time we went into a music-store and I introduced myself, I got this look from the owner ... this suspicious look, that just made me wish I had never entered the store. Of course they saw the advertising material in our hands. Of course they noticed that we weren't here to buy equipment. They knew we were going to beg for it.
The guys either sent us across town to another store, or just straight out said: "No way". At the end of the day we ended up with a phone number. The dude on the other line eventually agreed to lend us equipment for the day in question, just to see how it goes. But then of course the band had already cancelled.
Well at least we've got some decent equipment now. Still no band though.