Can you believe the Station Night Club fire in Rhode Island was 10 years ago? A horrible tragedy that continues to define and dominate the way that clubs do business around here. I lost some co-workers (and relatives of co-workers) and acquaintances in the flames, and had some friends that managed to make it out. I did lights last night for a benefit show for a scholarship fund in the name of one such victim.
While setting up, I took some pictures of my setup. My rear truss is made up of 3 5-foot sections of tri-angle trussing (LightBridge). I move these in a canvas bag with wheels on one side:
The 3 sections of truss are all pre-wired to make setup fast and easy. Data, power, and the wireless DMX receiever are all run through the center of the trussing with interconnects at each junction:
I join each truss section and connect the wiring at the junctions, then put the complete truss assembly onto the stands. All of the cabling is zip-tied in with pigtails that hang out in just the right position for the lights.
With the wiring in place, I can then just hang and connect the lights. On the rear truss I have
- 4 moving heads (Intimidator Scan LED350s)
- 3 pairs of spots. Each pair is pre-mounted to a small pole (2 Fab5s, 4 Q12As)
- 2 Chauvet 6Spots
Each of these has 2 C-clamps on them:
This creates a very clean and efficient setup. For lights I can go from load in to setup in about 15 minutes: