Learn from Daft Punk and take your show on the road.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll have heard ‘Get Lucky’, the long-awaited new single from French house music duo Daft Punk. What you may not be aware of, however, is where they have just launched their album, Random Access Memories.
Wee Waa is a tiny town in Australia with a population of just 2,000. Quite why Daft Punk chose it as the location to debut publicly the most anticipated album of 2013 is anyone’s guess, but it is possibly one of the most elaborate examples of taking a show on the road.
Setting up stage and focusing the attention of the music world on a rural agricultural fair in the middle of nowhere is no mean feat. In fact, any type of outdoor event presents a number of challenges, the solutions to which are often taken for granted. The audience turns up, enjoys a great show, and leaves. The sheer technical expertise and pro-grade equipment that makes it all possible sits silently in the background, largely unnoticed.
The robot twosome didn’t make an appearance in Wee Waa, but if you’re an event organiser, band or performer and you need to take your show out of the confines of a building, you’ll need the right tools to do so. Sound, lighting and plenty of cable will be top of the shopping list, but one of the most important tools in the travelling performer’s kit box is the stage.
Articulated lorries transforming themselves, transformer-like, into stages are nothing new, but they’re slightly unwieldy. Daft Punk’s focus on keeping things small and manageable (just an LED dance floor, PA and disco ball were called upon) is something we at Precise Events specialise in. Our 7.5 tonne Iveco lorry is a portable stage which can be deployed in areas heavy articulated vehicles could barely park in.
We might not travel quite as far as Wee Waa, but wherever you need to be in the UK, our stage will come with you and give you a professional, safe platform from which to wow the crowds.
We’re not sequin-laced robots, either, but, like the French duo, we know how to stage an event, anywhere. To find out more about our Gig Rig roadshow stage, visit http://preciseaudio.co.uk/Roadshowstage.html