Red Party

Well, a lot has been a hectic few weeks – I’ve not not really had much chance to update this. Now I’m on the train home for Christmas, I’ve got a bit of a chance :D Ah well, I guess as my last post was about the Red Party, I better start there!

Well, after a hellish setup, the Red Party went down pretty well I reckon. I eventually went with four par bars all with red gel, three attached to the back bar of the stage, one on the rig above the house right speaker stack. Some LED PAR36s on the back bar, a couple of Martin RoboScan Pro 518s, and two PR Pilot 150s on the floor completed the set for the main stage.

The general setup of the stage

A cool idea of mine was to put two more LED parcans (64s) underneath the steel deck that the DJ was going to be on at stage right – a bit of diffusion gel on the parcans, and some blind material that I butchered during freshers week draping off the stage gave a pretty cool effect – the light from them merged together on the blind material. You can see the blind material ready to put up on the floor to the right of the steel deck in the picture above.

It was dubious as to whether or not we could go ahead with the event, especially given that the union closed at midday due to the snow, but we managed to convince the president to run the event. I think it’s the first time I’ve seen the president working behind the bar!

I did a little playing around with a UV light we’ve got – it’s LED based and can be configured into a sound-sensitive mode, as well as being DMXable. However, we’ve never DMXed it before, and given how much other work I had, I didn’t want to try and program it into the desk. I set it up lighting up a white christmas tree on top of the bar though – it looked pretty damn cool!

Ah well, it was an awesome night – Gypsy Cream and Twanda were just awesome :D

Red Party 2010!

Well, it’s almost time for the HWUSU LGBT 2nd Annual Red Party in support of World Aids Day.

And it’s gonna be hell for me.

Cos I’m the guy who volunteered to do this, the only guy to volunteer for this (save the soundy who’s got very little to do), I’ve got a ton of work to do. Mostly it’s manual labour moving the lights around etc, but there’s gonna be a hell of a lot of wiring and programming to do. Not to mention setting up the rest of the venue (drapes, safety, etc)

Well, I hope everyone has a good time, cos to be honest, I can’t wait for it to be over. But wait, I’ve got derig to do when this is done… :( But before that, I’ve got to actually rig half the stuff, and run the event.