Tribute to U2 Concert : General Overview
Finally tribute is over ! Well actually finally college is over, tribute is done long time ago. I’m done with all the assignments, exam, and it’s time to go out and shine. I finally decide to write a new category called “Concerts & Events” and what’s inside ? Well obviously it’s all about sound geek, everything I know about setting up, hooking, interconnecting, mixing a live event and concerts & events that I’ve attended or mixed !
I hope to cover more when I learn more in the future. So to mark the start of this category, I’ll write an overview about Tribute to U2 concert.
ICOM organize a tribute concert every semester to a particular musician or band they choose every semester to pay tribute to their music and to allow student to have a platform to learn about their music and put off a show for the public. Well of course it also allow us, the production student get to involve with the production department.
I’m automatically called on board the production team as I joined the previous tribute concert, where they pay tribute to the late king of pop – Michael Jackson. Miqi was called to be the FOH engineer and she’s also the Technical Director. I am the crew chief and the system engineer for this concert and I would have to work very closely with Miqi to ensure the show and sound checks run smoothly. The very first task we got turned out to be the hardest part for the whole concert (at least to me) – searching the right crew.
When we started to look for crew, only a few person came across my mind, one of them is Kenny, who I’m very unsure of doing the job well (but in the end doing a great job!) and Marcel. Knowing Marcel, I always knew that if I were to assign task to him he would complete it well and when I first speak to him about joining the production team, he said no as he’s involved with work outside. Only few days before we start the first few soundcheck, he took my offer and I am seriously relieved knowing that my team is sufficient to run the show.
And well that is nothing like outside world, looking for crew and all, but at least I get to train my leadership, to train and to handle a team together. I guess a team of two is fine to start with, no ? 😛
So, all aboard now ! Let’s see who we have :
Miqi – Technical Director / FOH
Shaowei – Crew Chief / System Design
Marcel , Kenny – Stage Tech
Dean , Dan – Guitar Tech
Omar – Drum Tech
Yee Ven – Recording Engineer
Samantha – Backstage Manager
Adrienne , Shan – Lightning Engineer
It’s quite a large team compared to the previous tribute concert, but so far it’s the best team I’ve worked with. Please bear in mind that all of us were students and non of us was paid a single cent, well I hope to most of us it doesn’t really matter getting to do what you really enjoy and like ( at least I really enjoyed ).
When we get the whole team ready, the first thing I did with Miqi was to plan a production schedule to ensure we’re doing work according to schedule, including set up to sound check, to tear down, which in the end we actually made some changes last minute. Anyway that I will get to that in other post which will include detailed system set up.
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