Ciao amanti della musica!
Yes, we are still here....... no days off for the wicked..... But we don't suffer from insanity, we enjoy every minute of it!
Stage is here! Well........... the first of 20 trucks anyway......... I'm not sure you know this, but our stage is built by Tait Technologies, who is the European office for Tait Towers. The same company that built stages for Rolling Stones, Madonna, Metallica, Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi, to mention a few of their clients since they started back in 1978. If you think that our stage will be more awesome than previous Eurovision Song Contests, YOU THINK RIGHT!
A pile of shit, or an asymmetrical projection wall? You tell me!
Welcome brother! Matt Hales from Tait is in da house, here together with Matthias and Tobias, trying to figure out how to fit everything in.
The foundation of our scenic arcs being put together by the Tait team.
The top part of the arc already hangs like a robotic Shamu.
Cool....... we got the same transformer as Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The lighting trusses over the stage area are coming into position by the minute. You see on the amount of chains coming down, how extremely crowded it is in the roof.
Niclas Ljung is in da house! Niclas is the Senior Project Manager for projection, and he has a handful. We'll dig deeper into that tomorrow.
Our head of sound, Oskar Johansson gives us the deer in headlights look. Can someone give him a cooler helmet?
Reality is an illusion caused from the lack of alcohol. This illusion is caused by a graphic designer having too much free time. I don't know if I should laugh or puke? The guiding star of the lighting team ladies and gentlemen: Fredrik Jönsson.
Now I need to go and get some pink carpets for FOH.