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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century by Bill Sapsis

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Outdoor Roof Structures

KEITH BOHN

Intro

Welcome to the oldest venue for entertainment, the great outdoors. People have enjoyed the wonderful venue of Mother Nature since they first learned how to dance and tell stories around the campfire. Maybe it is something primitive, but there is some draw and appeal in going to a big festival out in a field, with no one around, limited security, PSAs coming from the stage, inadequate bathrooms, no food, lots of mud, and … well, we still like outdoor gigs for some reason.

OK, so less recent than Woodstock and not as far back as the ancients at Stonehenge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was open-air and “outdoors” by some definition. But, even in the 17th century they had trouble with the venue not being ...

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