Backstage with Vari-LiteStories and pictures from "Vari-Lite Backstage" feature recent shows/tours that have used VARI*LITE® products. This list will be updated periodically...so check back to find out where we go backstage next. For information on how you can be included in Backstage, contact Bryan Matthews.
Springsteen and The Killers at the Final Four Celebration
As part of the NCAA Final Four Celebration, concerts where held at venues across Dallas/Fort Worth and Ray Whitton was on-hand with LD Steven Douglas as he lit up concerts for Bruce Springsteen and The Killers using VL3500 Wash, VL3000 Spot and Showline SL NITRO 510 luminaires.
VL4000 at Sound:Check Expo
Continuing its worldwide debut, the VL4000 Spot recently made a stop at the Sound:Check Expo in Mexico City where our own Brad Schiller took part in a designer round table discussion; followed by a roof-top dealer event sponsored by Teletec featuring both the VL4000 Spot and VL3015LT Spot luminaires.
VL4000 at USITT 2014
At USITT 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas, the new VL4000 Spot received its North American debut much to the delight of the thousands of theatre professionals, technicians and students in attendance.
Houston Rodeo 2014
A quick shot of the Houston Rodeo rig during set-up and programming sent in by John Dickson, Lighting Designer with LD Systems, using VL3500 Wash and VL3500 Wash FX luminaires.
Tech Training in Dubai
Philips Vari-Lite Technical Trainer Todd Kessler recently completed a very successful training class with the TechnoPro Workshop Department in Dubai, UAE.
2014 DTV Celebrity Beach Bowl
VL3500 Wash luminaires preparing to tackle the competition at the 2014 DTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, supplied by Elite Multimedia.
56th Annual Grammy Awards
Before the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Ray Whitton was on site for the set up to snap a few shots of Vari-Lite gear getting ready for action in the show designed by LD Bob Dickinson along with numerous artists designers including Roy Bennett and Paul Normandale, plus LD Matt Firestone who designed the show for Music Cares next door at the LA Convention Center. VL3015LT Spots and VL3500 Wash FX Luminaires were a big hit in a rig that included numerous other Vari-Lite product lines.
At the CITT Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Philips Entertainment was excited to showcase the breadth of product lines from Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting, Philips Selecon, and the Showline family of LED luminaires demonstrating the power and technology innovations that set us apart from all others in the lighting industry.
AT LDI 2013, we enjoyed a very successful trade show complete with "The Passion of Light" showcase, a series of free educational workshops, a lighting designer appreciation dinner, a very well attended evening cocktail reception, plus we took home the LDI Award for "Best Creative Use of Light". Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us and we look forward to another great event in 2014.
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