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January 19, 2009

jet-setting

Written by Jaime Walden

 

Sometimes I like to play a little game that I’ve dubbed “Psychic iPod.”  Basically, I ask the all-knowing iPod a question, such as “How will NAMM go this year?”  My 8gb nano then clairvoyantly replied “Heavy Lifting” by Ambulance Ltd.  Sir Nano was right.  This year we had quite the set-up.  Our bus was parked outside at the Arena Plaza of the Anaheim Convention Center, acting as the backdrop for our 16’ x 24’ stage.  (Along with a certain palm tree that shall remain nameless detested by both Brian and myself.)  In addition to around six live performances per day, public tours, taking photos, and shooting video, we also had our Rockband 2 and demo gear tents for show attendees to rock out a bit for themselves. 

It’s always special for me to fly out for these types of events and watch everything come together.  A lot of planning goes on behind the scenes at the office that is truly rewarding to take in on-site.  When most people walk the show floor or go to a concert, the goal is to maximize the attendees’ experience.  Back at the office, every minute detail such as parking, power, catering, credentials, lodging, transportation, artist scheduling, lighting, layouts, (I could go on) all has to be coordinated in such a way to make the show flow work.  At the end of the day, the staff’s long hours churned out another successful event.  It’s always so much fun to see the guys, get a great tan, and be surrounded by so many creative and wonderful people.

x
mama

Sidenote:  Brian hosted an extremely special Happy Birthday dinner for me.  It even said “Happy Birthday Jaime” on the menu.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  Unfortunately, Bono, Mr. T, and Celine Dion could not attend. ;)
On Mama’s Jukebox: Deerhunter - “Never Stops”

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