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As a newbie, I'm sad I missed so much, but glad I found this place. The Archive will just make the experience that much better and will be another great resource for those interested in understanding more of popular music's history. "Props" is wholly inadequate and certainly not enough of a thank you, but for lack of better verbiage at this time...
Assuming that the question is serious, and that the gig hasn't happened yet: Yes, rain (and lightning) are the more serious issues. But if you have a lot of paperwork (notes, announcements, set list, lyrics if you're singing, whatever), a little musicians' trick might help. Use a heavy duty music stand, and get a couple of pieces of unbreakable glass or heavy plexiglass and put it on your paperwork on the stand. That way you can read but it won't blow away.
You can weigh equipment, tables, etc. down with weights or bricks/cinderblocks. Speaking of plexiglass, if you are really looking for a "windshield," you could try putting-up and playing behind a plexiglass drum shield. It would need to be weighted down somewhat. A secondary benefit is as a physical "no request" barrier between DJ and audience: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&site=&source=hp&ei=WS9TWfmvEITjmAHByI3oCw&q=drum+shield&oq=drum+shield&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.3..0l5.1511.5139.0.65184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1177.10j2.12.0.crnk_qsds...0...1.1.64.mobile-gws-hp..0.12.784.3..41j0i131k1j0i10k1.niMWVb-pQo0