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Archive for March, 2007

Na Leo @ The MACC

Posted by delta on 11th March 2007

Na Leo was last night…

Basically, I set and mic’d the stage with Big Joe (they had the Maui Pop Orchestra play with them) first thing in the morning and came back to run spot and strike the show after…

I really enjoy Na Leo…

You have to be at one of their concerts to understand what I’m saying. I can’t explain it…

One funny thing happened during the show:
During their “Hana Ho!” they explained how they were doing a show in California and started to sing this song (the song they were about to sing). The stadium had about 20,000 people and in the back they saw glowing lights. The lights were people in the back using their cellphones the same way we use to use lighters in the old days. Anyway, they commented on it, and before they knew it the whole stadium busted out their cellphones and started swaying them to the music…

To make a long story short, I did that from the spot booth while they were singing – they said “Look! Our lighting Guy is doing it!” And everyone else caught on – it was pretty funny at the time…

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Natalie Cole @ The MACC

Posted by delta on 10th March 2007

I just ran spot for Natalie Cole lastnight. I gotta say, her A1 is good. He didn’t crank it up, he just found the sweet spot and left it there…

For the first time in a long time, there were no complaints about the sound in the Castle. Not that it has ever sounded bad – it hasn’t…

The thing is, since getting the new sound system, incoming A1’s love to push the Db level as far as they legally can…

In the Castle Theatre you can hear someone elses conversation across the theatre – it is almost perfect acoustically. In many cases you don’t even need amplification. I was doing a corporate conference in the Castle about 6/7 years ago when Tony Bennet put his mic down and sang the last three songs without it. I was on the mezz rail and it sounded great!

Just a few weeks ago Keali`i did a whole acoustic set that sounded great as well…

So, basically, anything amplified in the Castle Theatre can be considered loud. How loud? Depends on who you’re asking…

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Coconut Cabaret @ MACC

Posted by delta on 9th March 2007

This happened lastnight and was the second one I did – the last one was last month…

This was a fun show for me simply because there were so many ques that I had no time to do anything else but know what they were and do them…

I couldn’t tell you what this thing was about or who did it. I was the A1 and the LD for this show. We did one walk-through rehearsal, so I could get the sound right and adjust the lighting for each act…

And then we did the show…

There were 42 lighting cues and 38 audio cues for an hour show – and only one operator – so it was fun…

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Website Theme…

Posted by delta on 8th March 2007

I’m playing with the look of the site for the next few weeks. So if you come here and don’t recognize it, or think something may be funky, don’t stress – I’ll decide soon…

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HS Concerts @ MACC

Posted by delta on 7th March 2007

Got to A1 Baldwins Choir (5th) and Lahaina Luna’s Choir/Band (6th)…

Same `ole, same `ole – just another day in paradise…

Tell you what though – I finally got to just sit down and play with the new system by myself. Killer – no other word can describe it…

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