When you have an event site with a million dollar view and A-list celebrities on the guest list, who’s going to let mud, wind and frigid rain get in the way of the tent installation? The team from A1 Party Rental didn’t, and forged ahead in March to install an 80-by-125-foot clear span structure on a vacant hilltop mesa in Beverly Hills for Fame and Philanthropy, a charity fundraiser tied to the 2014 Academy Awards. Perched on a 14,000-square-foot subfloor, the installation comprised 24,700 square feet of tenting, which included the big VIP tent along with press and other auxiliary tents, lounge decks, and 14,400 square feet of silver satin tent lining. When the crew showed up on Day 3 of installation to find that overnight rain and wind had caused the staking of one tent to lift, the A1 team brought in 1,800-pound cement blocks from its warehouse to secure the tent. And the gala managed to secure $1 million on party night to benefit charitable organizations around the world.