Folk Chat - The Alternate Chat Room
[ Post a Response | Folk Chat - The Alternate Chat Room ]
Re: A staging question..
I saw the Stewart Trio three times. They concerts were all part of the college tours. In those days, the Trio and other musical acts, usually played in the school's basketball arenas. Those buildings were seldom, if ever, designed for concerts. They were athletic venues and sometimes hosted graduation ceremonies. Today, concert lighting is an art..most big acts only use the low steel to hang the trusses for their own lighting. Same with sound. From what I saw, the Trio used two Sooper Trouper follow spots. One usually shot a good portion of the stage including the boys. The other follow spot was used to focus on one of the guys during solos etc. The wide shooting light usually had a cheesecloth scrim which diffused the light....otherwise it was too bright...in those days. The other light usually had color scrims usually used for "mood lighting"...slow songs, Scotch and Soda etc.
And John laughingly said "You kissed him and you don't where he's been!"
What I'll add to this ....
I saw NBJ 3 times.
The lighting was a definite factor in these shows.
What immediately comes to mind was Bob's asking for a sexy light for S&S.
And, you probably know what happened next....
If not.. the light was aimed at Bob's...zipper?
At the end of Shape of Things...Bob kissed Nick on the mouth...and the lights were cut...
In the shows I saw afterward....
Lighting wasn't used to any great extent...
Nothing in particular that I can recall.