for Concert Technicians and Events Crew
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Gotta love the Riggers...aka..."Monkies from China"!
Since I work for the symphonic orchestrator most of the performances are in A/C !!! But I I like to play with the percusion and piano once we finish the setup on stage. Follow my sometimes when is somewhere else they have catering!!! Or simply enjoy the view o the city while they play! It's get me time to think of ideas, music and so on!!!
Im a TM/FoH/Driver/Merch Manager/ Stage manager, accounting
Wake up most days between 6:00/8:00am, drive 6-8 hours to the venue.
Load in, Check in on catering or collect buy outs, Sound Check, Count Merch In, Dinner, Make sure the show starts on time and brief the local bands that they are not the rock stars and to get off the stage before the time i slotted for them (I don't care how long it takes them to set up, I just care about when they get off the stage) Set the stage, set list, waters, beers, run back to FoH position, Mix the show. Collect the money, Merch Count out, Back to the hotel, then catch up with the daily accounting.
Well its starts the day before. Day of usually starts about 1pm for a 2pm Load in. Get get to the venue, grabs some loaders and get the gear out of the van. We talk to the local crew. Start un packing gear. I set of the bass and load programs into the keys. Travis does guitars,Milio and Jeff do perc and drums. Up until recently Trav and I would have to correct the input list, now it's cool. Trav and I determine weather the local guys are pro or not. If they are were cool , things go smoothly.If they aren't I bitch to Jeff about how unpro they are. We do a line check. Our band doesnt do sound check and that's a good thing. We eat, smoke and go back to the hotel until showtime. Sometime we go back to the venue before the band. Sometimes we stay at the venue and dont see the hotel until after the show. At the hotel after the show there is the usual smoking of the pot and large amounts of delicious beer for them. A shot or two of Couvoirsier for me.
Awesome picture guys.....Gotta have balls...no much brain tough ...lol...if people new what We do for them to have a good time, disconnect from work and connect to the real good things in life . like Music ..we only want every day to be a fun day.....My day is always new and fresh lets do "it" again ..wherever it is with love and fun...helping each other and try no to suck to much,je,je......Peace.."where the helmet? je je like tha's gonna help...!!!
It really depends on the day of the week, I could be doing Local Stage Hand work, Corporate A1/A2 or at the Club Mixing whatever act happens to be there for the evening. If it's low budget that usually means I'm Driving, Advancing, Confirming and all manner of things before load in, at load in I'm loading, supervising, running errands, making calls, counting merch, setting the back line and getting ready for soundcheck. After soundcheck, I grab a bite, catch the vibe and either hang out in the venue or explore the surroundings. Come show time I mix and then, I pretty much do the same thing in reverse minus the hanging out part unless we happen to be headed for a day off...
And I love it!!!
My average day is me trying to figure out what day of the week it is, or even what month/year. I also love it when the locals ask me where we just came from and where we are heading next. I usually have to ask them where I'm at currently in order to even answer them!
I wake up, put some stuff on stage, do a show, put it all back int he truck. Do the same thing tomorrow.