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This was our second year at Ka Hula Hou, the Hula dance competition sponsored by the Academy of Hawaiian Arts. The event had doubled in size and the San Mateo Expo Center was barely able to hold the ecstatic crowd. The winner was chosen via noise meter, now try to imagine the thundering noise for first place. We quickly got our own Hula on and also discovered that boiled peanuts taste delicious.
The 40th anniversary of the Gay Pride parade in San Francisco united hundreds of thousands of colorful birds of paradise from all over the world for a show of pride and fun. There was little doubt that the Gold Gym's hard bodies and the Artisans McCauley rig made us the most fabulous float in the entire parade. Anybody know a reliable glitter removal service?
Artisan PG and the local Union boys created quite an impressive setup for this concert featuring an East Indian star. The In-house crew had obviously never encountered Chain Master chain hoists, the fastest motors in the industry. Made in Germany and legendary for their Vari-lift they drew Wows and "damn, these things are fast" galore!
My old Buddy Terry from Renegade Productions got overwhelmed with shows one weekend and asked me to take one load off his shoulders: The 31st annual Haight Street Fair in San Francisco. Our McCauley 422/455 rig rose to the challenge and the show went without a glitch and sounded awesome! It also gave me a chance to test out that new bi-amplified monitor amp rack I finished a couple of days before the event- NICE!
The Artisans are getting ready for our 6th year of providing lighting and sound for the annual Walnut Creek on Ice event. We'll install string lighting above the ice, project snow flake gobos in the tent and mount an outdoor sound system that proofed 100% weatherproof. Complete with a turn key audio processing rack that was assembled in our shop by myself, the lighting guy. And here's to all you scoffing sound guys out there: The thing is rock solid and works like a charm. UPDATE: I guess my audio rack wasn't rock solid enough to survive being plugged into a 208 volt line. RIP power conditioner and amplifier. How in the world did you guys get that 30A twist lock into that 220 outlet? Guess there's no such thing as foolproof after all....
This is a story about one man's vision turning into a truly global event called Earthdance International. We started out with little mini fundraisers and tribal performances in seedy San Francisco clubs and eight years later I watched in awe as 15 000 revelers performed the largest drum circle in history on the grounds of the Hog Farm in Northern California. On that day we entered the Guiness Book of Records, but more important was the fact that the event was synchronized in over 200 locations and 50 countries around the planet and the "Prayer for Peace" encircled the globe and made all of us feel like one nation.
The difference between a rockin' concert that has the crowd go wild and a theatrical production that captivates the audience and brings tears to one's eyes is not big as far as the technical part and the equipment goes. What makes a world of difference is the production itself, the compassion that stands behind every move, the seamless flow of the event and the preparation that goes into it. State-of-the-art equipment, decades of experience and complete dedication to customer service is our proven formula for success. If you want to know more details about the pictures below, click here.