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I took a 3 week break from running John Legend to catch up on some home life and other work that is backing up.
Couple of weeks with my wife and kids followed by a week with Mike Mahoney,my old buddy. Mahoney Designs looks after many booths at convention centers these days. The RSNA medical equipment show takes place every November and if at all possible I try and get to work with Mike. It takes about a week to load in and focus some very large booths.
Mike has me roaming…Continue
You can’t make this stuff up I swear.
In September I did some tour rehearsals with a gospel show I light every year. For 4 days we load into a nice theater outside of Dallas. The Nokia Theater is a grand place run by Verizon that is normally a great gig. I like the stagehands there. They are the go-getter type. The ones that are happy to ask you “what’s next?” as soon as they finish whatever project they were previously designated to. But sometimes they can get a little…Continue
Delayed at the airport with yet another broken plane, I find myself wandering the local bookshop at the airport. Actually I am looking at the magazine rack and newspaper stand, which is predominantly showcasing all of todays’ leading female vocalists. And I am amused. Front and center is Miley Cyrus on USA today. Apparently she won the best video award at the European VMAs this week. Not sure if it was for the wrecking ball shoot she did, but I saw that video and was rather unimpressed.…Continue
I think everyone that works in the live concert biz tends to be in a hurry. We are taught that time is money from an early get go in this biz. Gotta get it all out of the trucks by noon so we can cut the teamsters. Gotta get the rig up quick so we can cut the riggers before they get a 5th hour of pay. Yada yada.
Face it, we are all always looking for a shortcut. But sometimes that shortcut costs way more time (and money) than you originally thought. And that is…Continue