U2 Getting Intimate With Glendale Arizona

October 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Concert, Photography, Review, Rock, Social Networking | Leave a comment
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Have you ever tried to be intimate? With a stadium full of people? U2 has.

U2 Intimate Superstructure

U2 Intimate Superstructure

What does it take to get intimate with 50,000+ people simultaneously? Well, as far as I can tell…a whole lot of cash. Way more cash than getting intimate with one or two people for sure. I’m talking the kind of cash even a supergroup like U2 needs to round up a corporate sponsor like Blackberry for.

Once you have that kind of cash you can go about calling up someone like Willie Williams and asking him to come up with some ideas on how to go about it. In this case, it apparently only took him one idea according to the guys over at Live Design.

I’m not going to get into the exacting specs of just how they pull this amazing feat of intimacy off, but here’s a quick list of some of the many things involved and you can follow the links if you have a burning curiosity for all things “concert tech” or an extra $ 50 mil burning a hole in your pocket.

  • Audio – Incredible 15 zone system Clair i-5 – Yes it goes to 11.
  • Lighting – Nope. Not what you think. No Vari-lites here. These are Bad Boys from the guys over at PRG. There’s a lot of them.
  • Spotlights – Coupla dozen for sure
  • Video – Insane, Custom-designed LED job by the guys over at Barco. Yes it moves. Yes it’s ginormous. Follow the links if you wanna know just how amazingly crazy this thing is.
  • Cameras – Robotic Moving Awe-inspiring setup from the guys at Telemetrics
  • Massive Superstructure Stage Rig – Bono calls it a UFO. See the show to find out why. Suffice it to say this rig is the key to pulling off the intimacy-on-a-grand-scale concept. Its big, heavy, expensive and they had to build 3 of them.
  • Band. Oh yeah – Insert supergroup into the middle of all that technology and Bam! Instant rock concert.

So, there you have a quick breakdown of how to get intimate with a bunch of people at one time. Once you have all the pieces in place the only thing that can stand in your way are traffic problems and social media-ites that like to complain about $20 parking costs.

So, as I close – you are probably asking yourself – did U2 actually pull off getting intimate with an entire city? Look at the pics on their photo page and you tell me. Keep in mind, these shots were from the upper level of the stadium. Intimate enough?

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YouTube – Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

April 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Blogging, Dance, Social Networking | Leave a comment
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YouTube – Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium).

An amazing display of some uplifting stuff in a public place. You gotta love these impromptu publicity stunts!

The Official Star Wars Blog » I Left My Star Destroyer in San Francisco

August 17, 2008 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Blogging, Social Networking, Software | Leave a comment
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The Official Star Wars Blog » I Left My Star Destroyer in San Francisco

In case you haven’t seen it the Death Star was sighted over San Francisco, along with some other Imperial ships. Looks like they have escaped from Skywalker Ranch and are planning a hostile takeover.
http://current.com/items/89204971_death_star_over_san_francisco

Flock Browser – Getting Started | Flock

August 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm | Posted in Blog Reader, Blogging, Social Networking, Software, Web Browser | Leave a comment
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Get Flocked

Love to Blog?

Draft and publish to your blog(s) with ease.

Two steps to getting your blogs online:

1. Log into or create an account on a Flock-supported blog service: Blogger, Blogsome, LiveJournal, Typepad, WordPress or Xanga. Flock will automatically set up your account, because it’s cool that way.

2. Blog Tool IconOpen Flock’s Blog Editor. Compose your draft online or offline. Drag and drop content from anywhere to the editor to embed. Hit “Publish”. Become famous, thank Flock in an acceptance speech.

3. If you have a self-hosted blog, set it up by opening the Accounts & Services sidebar and choosing “Self-Hosted blog”.

Flock Browser – Getting Started | Flock.

Ahhh…Flickr.

August 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Flickr, Photography, Social Networking | Leave a comment
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Currently, I am a flickrholic. It’s a disease, really. It has caused me to spend way too much money on camera gear. However, I am hoping to turn this latest hobby into a profession. Perhaps this blog will allow me to do that, by networking with other photographers. If you are a photographer in the Phoenix area, and would like to get together – drop me a line! If you are a model in the area, and want some shots for your portfolio, perhaps we can work out a trade.

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