Our drummer brings along a roadie friend of his that helps us load in/out and set up - and is willing to also run lights, so my next goal is to assemble a light rig that we can take out and help make us look more like a "real band". We have been hiring out for lights, but we can't find anyone with a light rig who will commit to us "full-time", so we might as well buy and run them ourselves.
I've been lurking in the lighting forum, trying to figure out what I "need" vs. what I "want". I figure I might as well ask for advice here as well. So... what do you guys have in your lighting rigs?