Working for the big guy

A place for pictures and discussions about previous shows. Can be with any system.

Working for the big guy

Postby jlepore » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:55 pm

Not many shows that come with more pressure than this. Definitely not a SAC gig!

This is from Waterloo, IA this past Tuesday.

24182_10151100364314239_704113456_n.jpg
Show Time
24182_10151100364314239_704113456_n.jpg (37.61 KiB) Viewed 8890 times

17994_10151101893844239_1210288209_n.jpg
Before all heck broke loose. Old reliable DM2000 baking in the sun.
17994_10151101893844239_1210288209_n.jpg (109.17 KiB) Viewed 8890 times
Gigabyte H55-USB3 i5-650/4G/XP/SSD Profire 2626x3/ADAx2/MLA7x1 Motormix x2 AMP/SAC/SAWLite
User avatar
jlepore
 
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:35 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby Craig » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:37 pm

Did you wear your "The Government didn't build my small business, I did" shirt? :)
-Craig
SAC/SAWStudio User
Core 2 Duo running XP with RME Digiface and ADA8000's
TCU
User avatar
Craig
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 pm
Location: Greensboro NC

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby jlepore » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:34 pm

Well, last time I checked, the government DID build the bridge I hung that flag on, and drove across to get to the park that I set up on to make my paycheck.

They did subsidize the fuel that went into the generators that gave me power to make my show work. At the end of the day, I got a fair paycheck.
Oh yeah, I paid less taxes the last 4 years than the previous 8 as well. I am also happy the stock market almost DOUBLED since he took office. And that little medical insurance thing that I don't have to worry about anymore (as a small business that has to pay for my own - with pre-existing conditions) - that really makes me happy.

As if that wasn't enough, the guy knows how to really WORK a microphone. Always a pleasure mixing him.
Gigabyte H55-USB3 i5-650/4G/XP/SSD Profire 2626x3/ADAx2/MLA7x1 Motormix x2 AMP/SAC/SAWLite
User avatar
jlepore
 
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:35 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby Craig » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:54 am

Not really wanting a political debate, but did you see that guy who did that? I gotta say, no matter how I feel about the current administration, if I were getting paid to do a job for them, I wouldn't wear that shirt...
-Craig
SAC/SAWStudio User
Core 2 Duo running XP with RME Digiface and ADA8000's
TCU
User avatar
Craig
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 pm
Location: Greensboro NC

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby soundguy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:17 pm

I've worked a few Presidential speeches before, the biggest being Gerald Ford announcing his candidacy in the race he lost to Jimmy Carter. (argue about those two political messes. :D )

But at that gig I was not allowed back in to the venue for the tear down and load out until after the Presidential motorcade left the building. Did not have the secret hand shake to get past the Secret Service guys. Waited about an hour. Everyone was ticked off at me.

Soundguy
soundguy
 
Posts: 338
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:21 pm

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby soundguy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:18 pm

4887 array?
soundguy
 
Posts: 338
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:21 pm

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby jlepore » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:42 pm

Craig wrote:Not really wanting a political debate, but did you see that guy who did that? I gotta say, no matter how I feel about the current administration, if I were getting paid to do a job for them, I wouldn't wear that shirt...


Actually, I just wouldn't do the job if I couldn't deal with them. I turned down many shows in the last election cycle. Turns out I was right as people that did do them never got paid for some of them.
Gigabyte H55-USB3 i5-650/4G/XP/SSD Profire 2626x3/ADAx2/MLA7x1 Motormix x2 AMP/SAC/SAWLite
User avatar
jlepore
 
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:35 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby Craig » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:16 pm

jlepore wrote:
Craig wrote:Not really wanting a political debate, but did you see that guy who did that? I gotta say, no matter how I feel about the current administration, if I were getting paid to do a job for them, I wouldn't wear that shirt...


Actually, I just wouldn't do the job if I couldn't deal with them. I turned down many shows in the last election cycle. Turns out I was right as people that did do them never got paid for some of them.

Frankly, I have no loyalities when it comes to work. I just want to get paid and do a good job. However, if I heard about someone not paying up, I wouldn't work for them.
-Craig
SAC/SAWStudio User
Core 2 Duo running XP with RME Digiface and ADA8000's
TCU
User avatar
Craig
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 pm
Location: Greensboro NC

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby Butch » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:52 pm

My company has done sound for EVERY president since the early forties and most of the candidates
I have only once had trouble getting paid and that was Bob Dole it took almost a year of phone calls
But I got my payment

Butch
Butch
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:41 pm

Re: Working for the big guy

Postby jlepore » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:29 pm

Some of them seem to think if they don't win the election, they shouldn' t have to pay their bills.
Gigabyte H55-USB3 i5-650/4G/XP/SSD Profire 2626x3/ADAx2/MLA7x1 Motormix x2 AMP/SAC/SAWLite
User avatar
jlepore
 
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:35 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Next

Return to Show Pictures

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest