Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 4 Sunderland and Show 2 of Peppers Euro Stadiums

Ah the thrill of setting eyes upon the glorious destination after an arduous journey. Bypassing the airport arrival hotel and opting for a few days in London, a train ride to Stevenage, UK finds here.  Just an endless fence away from what is hopefully as beautiful inside at the outside presents.

Never did make it to downtown old town but the nearby shopping area was hopping.

And I love experiencing something new everyday, turns out that in order to take food off of the Holiday Inn hotel premises one has to sign a release waiver so the hotel is not liable in the event that I am idiot enough to leave the food to rot, then eat it, then get sick, then am smart enough to determine the hotel food was responsible for making me sick and convincing enough to persuade someone to help me try and sue them. 

But all is not lost as we head to the show site

And the wires get wired, see here, Radek, Jim and Ulf performing a a three tech console patch

And oh the fans did come!

Got to hang with Lars for a few

As the glorious English weather adorned us with attention

And though setup went well, leaving was a bit more of a challenge.  Wet muddy gear trapped for hours, getting FOH and the delay clusters out was just the production challenges, turns out the punters got jammed up a bit as well

I don't mind the rain though caution is wise when wet is around.

And there are things that are important to mind

So after an overnight to Sunderland where now I sit eagerly awaiting show #2 I gaze upon the glory of a beautiful stage!

Ahhh, but no complaints as look at all that K1 system!  Including delays, 96! plus 54 SB28's and another bunch O KARA and K1 SB that I have not counted yet. Big toys are fun and I have a stellar sound sound crew.  Ok, off to wander and see the support bands.

Oh and finally, check out Leif's time lapse from the Peppers US Arena tour.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I must say that i really enjoy your blog, even though i am not connected to the roadie/tech thing. But i think a bit of fandom around you guys must be in place! And i have often wondered how the hell you get that quality of shows moved around the world in that manner! I have only seen a rat-driven show once (RCHP, in herning, DK), and have been going around seeing (or rather hearing) the K1 in use a few times now. But so far, the RCHP show have had the most clear use so far! Cheers, And greetings from Denmark