Our lead news story in December CX shows at least one government events department thinks we should work for nothing. They didn’t just decide to cut their sound and lighting budget by 75%. Someone is prepared to do the work. My solution is to accredit legitimate operators, using an industry scheme....Read more ?
Something’s changed, perhaps starting the almost warm welcome from the immigration agent at the Tom Bradly International Terminal in Los Angeles. Previously and especially in the early post 9/11 years, I felt like an invading interloper, blunt hostile questions thrown at my jet fuddled face. Certainly...Read more ?
A reader contacted me at deadline with this cracker tale. It seems some venues are now outsourcing compliance. Enter the new era, with Smartek. This is fully owned by Barrington Group Australia (Barringtons) and has its roots in a standalone computer system going back to the mid 1990s. One of the first...Read more ?
Having been repulsed by the behaviour of some 60 year olds on Rock The Boat, I’ve just realised they were achieving more than reliving their youth. The bands from the 1970’s played the soundtrack of their teen years, which you get in lower doses from just hearing the songs on your sound system. Because...Read more ?
Those able eventually found the stairway to the previously quiet Viking Crown Lounge. Now my beer o’clock solitude is ruined, so I had no choice other than to sit amongst my fellow cruisers. Jan and Bob from Shepparton were pleasant enough, despite running a commentary on Mark Gable (Choirboys) who may or may not have...Read more ?
Depends where you socialise. You may not have heard this: Ay yah yah yah yah yah yah Or this: Ynk ynk yyyuuunk But I’m sure you’ve heard this LOUD one, which drove me out of the supposedly quiet Viking Crown Lounge yesterday at beer o’clock: Uk ahahahahahahahahah Those are chook...Read more ?
There are unexpected consequences, being locked up with 2,039 rabid rock fans. Who knew that they would be this old? I spotted a young couple walking defensively along Deck 9, the walking track. They are trapeze artists, in recess as the regular Rhapsody of the Seas entertainment program is suspended...Read more ?
I seem to draw the short straw. At the latest editorial conference they chortled and sniggered at the Old Guy in The Tent debacle where I was sent to the Falls Festival at Marion Bay and had a nice tent on the side of a hill. The story came out OK, but the best part was later. That’s where I found...Read more ?
Behind the scenes Hills have been restructuring and now what was once Hills SVL (previously Audio Telex Communications) now is but a memory. With changes at Crestron and the acquisition of Audio Products Group, we thought it was time to speak to the architect and engineer of change at the large company....Read more ?
Guest Blog, by Roderick van Gelder In July 2012 I proudly announced the incorporation of Event Safety Alliance Australia at the Entech ‘Safety Seminar’ in Melbourne. In July this year I had to announce at the Entech ‘Safety Seminar’ that the Event Safety Alliance Australia was no more. After...Read more ?