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Depending on the size of a live concert tour, many "roadies", also known as "techs" or "Concert Technicians"  are employed behind the scenes to produce a successful show. Have you ever gone to a concert and wondered, "how do they get this whole stage set up, and torn down in one day?" Typically, a live concert production arrives at the venue between 7 am and 12 noon and is ready for showtime at 7 pm. After the show, the entire production is loaded back into trucks and is headed off to another…Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Kyle Simkins Apr 18, 2014.

What was your favorite tour? 35 Replies

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by david talbott Mar 28, 2014.

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Travis M. Walat Jan 25, 2013.

What's it like being a roadie on a cruise ship? 30 Replies

Cruise ships employ many people in Music and Touring Industries.Let's hear from those of you who have done this type of work on cruise ships before.Is this something worth looking into?Looking forward to your replies! Continue

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what does a tech needs to be hired for a world wide tour?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Valeria Silva Sep 6, 2011.

are you coming to Mexico City?

Started Jul 14, 2011


I love my job :D

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Sound tech, SFX/pyro tech, translator, photographer, graphic designer and production assistant
Work History:
+ Companies / Venues / Festivals worked for:
11TV channel, Teatro de la Ciudad(City´s theater), Centro Cultural España, Circo Volador, Estudio de grabaciòn la milagrosa producciones. Festivals: Eyescreamfest 2010, ollin kan festival 2008, and other small festivals

+ Bands / Artists toured with (as what):
Gazillion Bubble Show - PM local assistant, local crew coordinator and lighting tech for the tour in Mexico 2012
Il Postino Opera- follow spot op/LX tech
Rammstein- pyro/SFX local tech for the mexican dates May 2011
La milagrosa producciones-production assistant/stage manager april 2009

Other Bands / Artists worked for (employed by directly, not venue / local work):
Ominous yum Cimil(Mx), what the funk "Mx", Mighty thor(Mx), Blsckguard (CA), Avatar(Mx).

+ local work for:
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson, Metallica, Cavalia, Immortal, Amon Amarth,
Additional Comments:
I studied Graphic communication design at university and specialized on audiovisual stuff as audio, video, photography and lighting for photography. I know basic things about power dystro, electricity and electronics. I speak Spanish, English, few German and Norwegian.
Relevant training & qualifications:
BA Graphic Comunication Design
Electronics technician
IT technician (Networks)

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At 3:33pm on March 5, 2014,

LOL...ok, so this is a couple years late in response.  For Cruise Ships, English is the Primary Language, though it's a multinational crew.  You can speak any language you wish, as long as you can communicate in English as well.

At 3:13pm on August 17, 2012,
Todd Neary

Hey ;) ... thanks for the add... great getting to chat with you a little.. we'll have to do it again :)

At 7:19pm on September 6, 2011,
Todd Kramer
Doing well thanks Val, just finished a show over the weekend. Run was good.
At 1:23am on April 20, 2011, Tim Mortimer said…
Your welcome Valeria. I like your comment that you left for the kid looking for info on becoming an LD. So I figure I would add you on the friends list. As for how am I doing. As for now I am doing one offs for the corporate world. You can say slow but steady. Now that Easter is coming I wonder what it's going to be like after Easter. Last three years have been the worst years of 16 years of doing this. All we can do is hope and pray. It wouldn't hurt to get out and Network either. Have a good one Valeria.
At 9:08am on April 17, 2011,
Zachary Lyon

I'm sure if you find a master's program it will be some type of theater program. I used the Hog only once. I see it everywhere though. Heck yeah just saw those new pics amazing! Killin it :) 




At 5:08pm on April 16, 2011,
Zachary Lyon

I went to Full Sail University in Orlando. Great experience I learned a lot. No they only offer a B.A but they do have Master degrees in business. Besides It seems like you know everything you need to make it in this industry your photo album kicks ass. Keep it up 



At 11:22am on March 5, 2011,
Rob Diaz

Hola Valeria...

Un Placer conocerte.......

Saludos desde Los Angeles, Rob

At 5:04pm on December 30, 2010,
Genell Canty
Happy New Years!
At 1:36am on November 30, 2010,
Katie Karch
Hope you're doing well! Have a great week!
At 12:59pm on October 13, 2010,
Genell Canty
Hey Valeria! Thanks for checkin on me. I'm just getting back from a crazy weekend doing pyrotechnics for the Buffalo Bills and NY Jets...the Jets show got rained out though :( Whats new with you?

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