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Been a weird week for me, looking at various LED fixtures. It seems like each company unveiled some new cool toy last month at the PLASA show, but the fixtures are just now making it to the states. And the dealers are calling me to see them, so it's been fun.
last week I saw the new Mac Quantum wash. It was pretty cool. Did some eye candy stuff, but most noticeable thing about the fixture was that it could emit a beautiful pure white light beam. It looked more like a…Continue
Finally landed home for a week of fixing stuff and ordering new parts for the house. But not after playing some great gigs in front of some amazing crowds. Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza festival takes place in 3 different countries at different times. Multiple stages where the crowds can flock to see their favorite Indie of world famous pop acts. The night before the main acts hit the stage, their LD's and techs come in and focus movers, clone looks into their existing show disks, etc. But my…Continue
Did 3 gigs in Mexico last week. Awesome shows with the Dragons. Of course it all started out with the lies before the trusses left the ground. They had some strange Chinese strobes that were hard to figure out program wise. They had 2 dismal smoke machines. And the lighting company that showed up on site wasn't PRG, the people I had been conversing with about the rental gear.
But in the end everything was great and the kids loved it. But it took all day for me to clone my…Continue
Just got done with the United States leg of the Imagine Dragons. Headed down to South America for a few weeks. Doing some headlining shows as well as opening on some Lollapalooza dates. The opening slots should be fine. Especially since I am a whiz at day light lighting and we appear to go on stage around 6:30 or so. I get to watch some other great LD buddies work instead. Get to see Arlo work his magic with NIN. Get to see Scottt Holhaus with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Think I may run into Rob…Continue
This is a grand old gig outside of Chicago. A sports palace of old that was a major stop for all tours during my career. From the outside, the place looks like a bib square box. But inside, you get the feel of being inside a large whiskey barrel. What appear to be wooden planks arch the ceiling in a curve, to be met by a flat rear wall. Dave Kob once described mixing audio in here as being the equivalent of trying to fine tune the sound inside a beer keg.
But it's a great…Continue