We’re going to first say hello to Jerry because Joan went up to front of house again to finish the job she didn’t do last time! I wish I could fire her, but I can’t……. I married her, so you just have to put up with it……. and I’ll be punished for writing this….. oh well……….

Hi Jerry! So……. you got our new hoodie…….. nice…….. I wonder where mine is……… He might answer this tomorrow when we are doing a VLOG together. Stand by! It’s gonna be awesome! Best VLOG ever!

Here is the complete list of active fixtures in our rig!

68x PRG Best Boy HP2
160x CP Scenius Unico
56x PRG Best Boy Wash Blade
55x PRG Best Boy Wash
130x PRG Icon Edge
132x Elation Platinum FLX
70x Elation Platinum Seven
142x Elation Platinum 1200 Wash
20x GLP A4 Bar 20
23x GLP JDC-1
88x Ayrton Magic Panel FX
60x SGM Q7 RGB
36x SGM Q7 W
36x SGM P2
110x Elation Sixbar 1000 RGBAWUV
37x Robe BMFL Wash/Beam
52x Martin MAC2000 Wash XB
24x Expolite TourLED CM42
351x Elation Paladin
78x ETC S4 CE LED Series2 Dayhlight HD 15°-30° Zoom
4x PRG Ground Control Follow LongThrow
14x PRG Ground Control Follow BadBoy
8x LitePanel MiniPlus daylight, wireless control
6x RingLite DMX-control
12x Arri Broadcaster DMX
48x Fresnel 500W/650W
20x Fresnel 1000W
6x MDG ATMe, DMX-controlled + extra Fan
4x Fog Smoke Factory CaptainD

And if you look to the upper left of Jerry’s head, you can see a few of the 12x Robe pickle patt used for FOH lighting.

As for control, they have here one of the largest systems ever driven in 1 session. The maximum number of 31 active session participants has been reached.

In Total they are using nearly 89000 Parameters and 9856 Fixtures.
The number of fixtures in the showfile is very high because they have many instance fixtures and they also use artnet input for pixelmapping.

They are using (you may want to open April 25 in a separate tabs to refer back to the team faces):

GrandMA2 Light as a System Desk on the Front of House
1 GrandMA2 Light as a System Desk inside of The Arena
1 GrandMA2 light as a Tigger Console at the Sound Department (running out of Session)
GrandMA2 Fullsize Keylights Markus Ruhnke
1 GrandMA2 Fullsize Keylight Thorsten “ICKE” Berger
1 GrandMA2 Fullsize as Backup for Keylight
1 GrandMA2 Fullsize Main operator Raphael Demonthy
1 GrandMA2 Fullsize as Backup for Showlight
1 GrandMA2 Fullsize Audience lights Raphael Grebenstein
1 GrandMA2 Fullsize Video Operator Sebastian Huwig
1 GrandMA2 Fullsize Video Backup
1 GrandMA2 Light Nick Hansen Delegation Specials
4 GrandMA2 Fader Wings For Special Faders (Using from Jerry Appelt)
2 OnPC Fader Wings with a Running OnPc sending DMX in to Control Camera Lights (Using from Jerry Appelt)
3 Grand MA3D running for the visualisation
20 NPU/Network Processing Unit active in the Session
9  NPU/Network Processing Backup out of the Session but plugged in the Network
28 Nodes (8port Nodes)

Piece of cake! I’m sure that our friends at MA Lighting in Paderborn are happy with us at the moment!


Now a few other snapshots from around the venue:

The Nutella Brothers! Morten Carlson, one of the founders of Procon and I found out that we had a shared passion for Nutella at a breakfast in Moscow during the Eurovision production in 2009. We both always thought that you would grow too old for this stuff one day, but that is clearly not the case……….

And of course I have to show off another one of my famous photos. I like this one because with the camera dropped down staring at me, the overall image looks like some kind of alien jellyfish! Australian delegation claims it looks like the upper jaw of a Great White! I’m thinking about getting shark teeth on automation for their next performance!

Meanwhile Angry is feeling comfortable in his natural habitat right outside the catering tent!

Which makes up for Brodd not being so happy in his……

And Anders having his daily fix of feeding the machine….MY machine!! He used to throw printers out the door, now he is settling with shredding paper!


Why is a boxing ring square?


So many questions………..

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