Trying to stay cool during the heat wave

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - El Monstero is a popular Pink Floyd tribute band. They spent Friday afternoon rehearsing in the blazing heat, trying to stay cool.

Saturday night, the band will put on its first-ever show on Art Hill, for more than 11,000 fans. El Monstero bass player Kevin Gagnepain says it's a top priority to keep everyone hydrated and safe.

Water is key for workers, equipped in heavy gear, toiling on hot blacktop all weekend. They'll be working around the clock for a MoDOT bridge project, along I-170 and highway 40.

MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker says workers have been out in the heat, gearing up for this project, for the past few days. "We're all one team when we're out there working together, so make sure that we're drinking plenty of fluids, wear loose clothing, taking breaks when necessary."

At night Gagnepain hopes the heat will also break for concertgoers, workers and anyone else who plans to be outside this weekend. "The thing is, when the sun goes down, I was out here last night, it's not that bad. There's a breeze blowing, I think that will probably continue, and we'll see what happens."

This is the longest stretch of heat we've had all summer. You'll definitely want to keep a bottle of water with you wherever you go. When we might get a break? This Wednesday may or may not mean cooler temperatures.