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Archive for January, 2009

Saw da boys

Posted by delta on 28th January 2009

I saw the about half the local A/V talent in the GW ballroom yesterday.  It was strange to be in the same room with all of them and not have a ton of stuff to do (I really wanted to jump up and start working).  It was a two stage setup with one in Hale II & III and the other in Hale IV and V, both stages facing Hale I.  It’s only been about a month, but I already miss doing shows like that (a “real” show).

Funny thing happened midday in the office.  We were going through a coming breakout in Hale IV and the tech team was calling it a GS (General Session), but as I looked at the gear and size of the show I just called it a breakout.  They kept calling it GS, and I know that’s what it was, but my brain works by gear – and the gear in that room is just a breakout.  I know it’s a GS to the client, but for setup and strike purposes it’s just a breakout.  I didn’t want to get in a semantic argument, so I just said, “anything smaller than Hale I, II, III, IV, and V put together is just a breakout in my brain.”  Just wanted to end it, ya know?

Then my A/V Coordinator said something funny (I like her, she’s quick) to make sure it ended.  She said, “man! your hardcore about a few things! this is called this cause I’m Dave!”.  Anyway, it was funnier to be there…

The whole thing left my brain until I was going around talking to “da boys” in the ballroom, on my way out for the day;  I realized that if you ask any one of them they would have called it a breakout too…  

Although, I am probably the breakout king of Maui, I love doing “shows.”  They’re in my blood.  I hope I get to jump on some (or hope my team sells some) soon – I don’t wanna lose “it” for lack of using “it”, ya know?

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Last Show as Freelancer

Posted by delta on 15th January 2009

Well, it’s done. I’m finally free to work at the GW full-time…

I guess it is now official: I’m the Technical Director for Swank at the Grand Wailea…

I had to take down all the links to the local A/V companies, but I still love you guys. As a matter of fact, I need you all to send me equipment and pricing lists so when the need arises I can rent your stuff…

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