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Have a Good Show – 3 Tips for Avoiding Bad Attitudes Backstage

We all work together to get a show or event up and running. There's always a time crunch; someone forgot the cables that connect the video wall; there's no light plot; you didn't get enough coffee, etc. Waa-waa. The show WILL happen. Here are some tips to help keep the day pleasant.

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Production Supplies

There are a ton of production suppliers out there.  Everything from Mom & Pop to full-blown international production companies with an integrated ecommerce platform.  Before you shop around, identify 2 of the 3 factors below that you need to have with your product or service. FAST CHEAP QUALITY Every company does something very well but… Continue reading Production Supplies

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Touring with Condiments – Stage Hand Condiment Carriers

Have you ever been on the road, stopped for a bite to eat, ordered some fries, some onion rings, or pretty much anything that is a receptacle for your favorite condiment only to discover that you don't have Tabasco sauce? Worst day EVER! It's gotten so ridiculous that I've decided to travel with my own… Continue reading Touring with Condiments – Stage Hand Condiment Carriers

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Backstage Chat #1 – Diversify Your Income

Hopefully this will be a series of short snippets of chats that I've had backstage with other stage hands and people in the live entertainment industry. These are real topics with real people. Seldom is there much time to chat for more than a few minutes during calls. It happens mostly during breaks or when… Continue reading Backstage Chat #1 – Diversify Your Income