- Festival Site Work: Who's In?
Many, many years ago, I used to have a holiday job rigging big screens in to such events. Was ace. Arrive before event, rig in. Sit around during event, tweak projectors (if necessary) and just go merrily along enjoying it all, then rig out.
Montreux Jazz Festival was always a joy.Posted 4 years agobedmakerSubscriber
I’m scouring the local scrappy in readiness for my annual Belladrum ‘art’ projects 🙂
I’m getting started early but still expect most of July to be mental busy.
This sort of thing (the heart)
Lit up at nightPosted 4 years ago
I used to do the “humping*” for Bradford Uni back in the day. No way would I put up with that outdoors in this weather these days. one or two of the guys I used to do this with are now the ‘pros’ themselves.
* arrive at venue as early as 7am if a big band with a big sound/light rig, e.g Motorhead.
unload truck(s). Chuck PA cabs onto stage. gently lift other flight cases onto stage, unloading lighting rig, mixing desk etc carefully. Leave it to the pros to put it all together while you sit around. Get fed if you’re lucky.
wait around for bands to arrive & do soundchecks. Sit in the barrier for support band if you’re lucky, so you get to see the main band. Otherwise you do security for the main band. Or worse, stage door security.
wait around some more
at end of gig, wait for the pros to dismantle everything, then pull it off stage & chuck it all back in the truck(s). Finish time 1.30am if you’re lucky. If you’re VERY lucky there may be some food & beer left from the bands’ riders.
There was always a crate of Holsten Pils (or two) for us to share though
finally, go for curry & beer, then bed
got to see shedloads of great bands for free thoughPosted 4 years ago
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