So, first full festival (I’m discounting Radio 1’s big weekend as there was no video involved) and we’re in Poland for Krakow’s ‘Selector Festival’. All the kit went in first thing this morning (1am), so after a good sleep I decided to get out and about and have a look ...

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Tonight was the last show of the short UK tour, now we ditch the production lighting and stick to video and floor lighting only. Joy! All went well bar a couple of lighting desk issues but I doubt any of the crowd cared by the looks of them. Homeward bound now in preparation for ...

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Welcome to your first glimpse of the world’s largest ‘Etch-a-sketch’! Tonight we were blessed with the large stage of the Wolverhampton Civic so all of the back screen went up and all of the riser video strips went out. A perfect chance to get a few photos for you. From the beginning it ...

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Big London show, done. A massive hit with the crowd, the show looked and sounded amazing. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get any photos, I had to stay side of stage to look after the video kit and run the visuals. Using ‘Pilot’ (the media server chosen for the tour) for the first time was interesting. Always a little unnerving using something for ...

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So after 4 days at PRG in Longbridge, the lighting and video prep is complete. I’ve had the entire 10m x 6m Martin LC screen hanging in the warehouse to build the cable looms that will allow us to rig the screen in as short time as possible (so I can get back on the bus and get some sleep!). The control rack with processors for the LC and MiTRIX screens is ...

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So, here are my first photos of the show, possibly my only as explained… During the shows that Andy Hurst operates, he likes to have someone front of house to spot any problems with the lighting and relay these to whoever is on stage. Tonight, since crew chief Paul Solino is on follow spot duty, that ...

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Well after a couple of hectic days in Oslo and Copenhagen, it’s great to have a true day off in a wonderful place. We arrived on the bus at 11:30, leaving plenty of time to check out the bars and shops of Amsterdam. I’m writing this post after a couple of pleasant pints of Amstel and some local ...

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After a relaxed and much needed day off yesterday, and a stay in the luxurious 5 star Sofitel in Munich city centre, we’re at the Tonhalle for tonight’s show. The venue is in the middle of a massive ex-industrial area with loads of graffiti and lots to entertain. There’s a 30m climbing ...

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So we’re in Switzerland today and the weather is absolutely beautiful. The venue is a big change from the industrial/modern locations we’ve had so far. The Volkshaus is an old assembly hall style venue, with a very tight stage for the Faithless performance. After our slick get-in a few of us ...

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Hello from Serbia! Our first show in Skopje, Macedonia went well last night. The day leading up to it was tough going since most of the cable looms (which we use to make the get-ins easier) had to be built on site, the hectic schedule didn’t allow for a production day before the tour commenced. Andy ...

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