Sunday, July 8, 2012
A Wonderful Concert!
It is always a major production to get ready for the concert. Several of us worked for 6 or 7 hours on Friday night setting up the stage, preparing food, etc. Then we all began again at 7:00 on Saturday morning and continued past midnight last night. We still have several things to pick up and return today.
For each of the concerts --2010, 2011, and 2012--we have rented a state-fair-quality stage that is brought in from Champaign, and set up on the infield of the racetrack on the Martinsville fairgrounds. The stage comes as a flatbed trailer which is expanded on site. Lights and speakers are then hung from the frame and a huge sound board is installed to run all the equipment. This is an amazing process to watch. It takes a crew of several men a couple of hours to assemble and disassemble.
Two large tents--one to be used as a hospitality tent for the bands and the other to sell their merchandise are also erected on the site.
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