More like "in spite of".
Our barricades didn't work last night... well, they eventually did. After On My Own was done, the barricades didn't connect and join like the two perfectly fitting puzzle pieces they normally are. Our lights were also acting strange, putting us in dramatic lighting instead of the bright yellow-orange light we had grown accustomed to. I thought, "wow, a little romantic lighting for the barricades tonight... ohhhhhhhkay." I then noticed that no one was climbing the stage left barricades... upon closer examination, it was majorly slanted. It wasn't fitting right with the stage right one, which was just fine and being climbed as normal. So, for a large chunk of the scene, those who would normally be clambering up were on the floor. Whilst the scene was going, the barricade driver backed his unit up a bit, fixed the incline, and parked again. Once we got clearance from the stage manager that it was safe, then we started up and down it again.
Live theatre... how I love thee.
(Yes, I'm still up... besides that I'm normally still awake very, very late into the night, my little girl woke up.)