how concerts are set up


Concerts at TD Station are basically 24 hours of non-stop activity for a 2-hour performance. TD Station staff prepare the arena as specified by the promoter prior to a show move in. When necessary the ice is covered and, the hockey glass and dasher boards are removed. Early on day-of-show, tractor trailers delivering the equipment for the show are able to back right into the arena where professional staff then unload and "rig" the show. Tens of thousands of pounds of speakers, lights and curtains are suspended from the main trusses of the arena. Electric motors are used to raise and lower the apparatus. Depending on the size of the show anywhere from 15 to 80 people are required for set up. After the stage is set and the sound speakers and lights are hung, arena staff then set up the floor seating. Immediately following the show, all staff start the "tear down" and the tour is generally back on the road to their next stop within 4 hours. TD Station staff then prepare the arena for the next day's activities.








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