Friday, July 25, 2008

Providing the interet, what a cool job



Another marquee, thankfully another sunny day and this time round I think I have got the best gig yet. I am working for SurfHire.net to provide Internet access for the Press that are attending the UK Athletics London Grandprix. It's a bit different from climbing up trusses or through voids, some would say not a whole lot different to configuring modern digital mixing desks. Though you will be pleased to know that I have not managed to escape getting involved with some sort of plumbing. I've been trying to bung the drain holes on the air conditioning units, so they don't leak all over the floor. I think the phrase is Living That Dream.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A secret festival in East Anglia





Another M7CL another tent and me, this time at the side of stage doing monitors. But that's all I'm allowd to say. Shhh!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Norwich Lords Mayors Day Musical Festival CFG









Some pictures from this years' Lord Mayor's Day Music Festival in Chapel Field Gardens Norwich. It was a Coastal Audio gig for Norwich City Council. The PA came from Synergy Audio. We had a Yamaha M7CL out front, Yamaha LS932 on stage 48 ways of passive split, TurboSound TQ315 Wedges, EV X-Array 1152i and Funktion 1 218 Main System. I think the EV system worked better in this application than the Proel Line array we used last summer, though it didn't seem to through quite as afar up the Gardens, but that's not so much a bad thing.

It turned out to be a really good weekend, with a good mix of bands, a real good showcase for what is emerging and a top evenings entertainment.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Well after moving it round the country and with a little trip to Singapore the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour will soon be drawing to a close. What better venue to finish in though, The Welsh Millennium Centre Cardiff, it has got to be one of my favourite theatres in the country. It is such a nice building, even if it's cable routes and front of house position are a little obscure. The fitup was nice and easy mainly as there was so much space so we were all able to spread out and do our own thing.

It will be sad to see Chitty go, it's been a really nice job for a freelancer it is quite nice to regularly do a job with the same bunch of people. Everyone knows their own responsibilities and gets on with it. There are also not that many two week fitup tours kicking around at the moment.

Well now that's that I'm about to start on this years festival season, I'm off to pack my things for Norwich Lord Mayors day celebrations.