We recently had a contest where we asked professionals in the production industry to share their favorite stories from the road. We were overwhelmed with the response and the stories were so uplifting to read during this time. The winner of the Share Your Story campaign is Neil Bergman. Neil shared a wonderful story, and we wanted you to be able to read it as well.
"Early in my career I was a sound engineer at the Opryland Theme Park. My show was the earliest of the day allowing me to do "road shows" for them. These were contract shows, mostly for corporate entertainment. I'd load up a small truck with sound system and backline and occasionally lighting, drive around the corner to the hotel or other venues on the property, set up, run the show, tear down and return the gear to the warehouse by myself. One of these venues was a tin roof over a large concrete slab, with a barbecue setup for a catering kitchen at one end. To say the power in this venue was dirty would be a complete understatement. There was no separate service. I was working off of wall power there were no walls and shared the service with a small, dimmered lighting system of 500 watt cans. These were a few feet in front of the performers under the low ceiling. On top of that, the backline amps we had were old and noisy.
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