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PHISH at BLOSSOM – June 4, 2011

After a marathon week, I am back in the saddle at the Light Associated Media Headquarters in Oklahoma City!  A 15 hour drive from Columbus, OH to OKC happened a few days ago, and after sleeping off the remnants of that, I have my buddy Greg in town, hanging out and restoring some peace.  After the crazy schedule of working through the semester and trying to figure out how to do all that needs to be done, it’s time for a switching UP in gears.

You know how I spell relief after a hell schedule?  P-H-I-S-H.  Greg and I went to Blossom Music Center in Cleveland to see one of the shows on the summer tour – I had plans to interview Chris Kuroda again, but Phish’s media people never got back to me regarding the interview.  Sorry folks.  I know a lot of you had requested a second set of interviews with Chris, but I guess they’re too busy to accomodate me.  Regardless, the show was amazing, the band was fantastic, and the tour seems to be going very, very well.  Kuroda’s driving a pretty fun rig, and he seems to be having a lot of fun with it!

The rig, post show for detail:

aaaaaaaaaaand while being driven:

I’m not gonna run my mouth here much about the show, I think the few shots I got from my point-and-shoot (damned camera thieves) speak volumes.  There is some video coming, stay tuned!

A gallery view is below – click on a shot, and a gallery opens up!  Enjoy!  Also, did you go to the show? Drop a comment below, tell the world what you thought of the lighting!

 

Something Happened With Madonna’s Latest Tour

I just got this off of the AP, and I will post more about it as soon as I know.

Madonna says LA show will go on as scheduled

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna isn’t going to let lighting and technical issues keep her from performing at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

A statement from her publicist, Liz Rosenberg, says construction of the singer’s stage came to a halt Wednesday due to an equipment malfunction.

Although damage to the top of the stage created several lighting and technical issues, Madonna decided to go ahead with Thursday night’s show.

In an e-mail to The Associated Press, Madonna says: “Even though my stage roof was damaged and some lights and effects aren’t working, I want to do the show anyway because I don’t want to disappoint my fans.”

PHISH RETURNS

That’s right folks, my beloved favorite band, Phish, is returning for a series of three shows at Hampton Coliseum in March.  We signed up to get reserve tickets for all three nights, so let’s hope that we’re successful!

Look for more information in the coming months – even lighting designers have their favorite shows – the ones where we can stop saying “oh hey look, a Vari*Lite 3500 series” and just rock and roll.

In celebration:  a video of the hottest jam of my favorite tune, “Reba.”  New Years Eve, 1995.  Enjoy.