Wow! What a bummer.
I remember going to Texas to play a wedding for some very dear friends of my band (we live in Colorado). When we arrived in Texas we realized that my other guitarists head was completely shot. It had bumped around too much in the trailer and some internal components were damaged.
Luckily! We had stopped by a guitar shop earlier and quickly befriended someone who actually was attending the wedding later. Out of generosity he let us use it for the night. I was blown away. You never know who has the capability to save your ass later.