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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century by Bill Sapsis

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Performer Flying

JOE MCGEOUGH

Foreword

The field of entertainment technology fascinated me at an early age. I worked on my first show in high school; it was a production of Fiddler on the Roof (no performer flying) and I was assigned to the carpenter crew building sets and marveled at the fact that there was a group of wizards known as scenic painters and lighting technicians who could make my crude construction look good. I can remember watching the show and thinking to myself “this is something I would really love to be involved with.”

Fortunately I knew the right people in the business and before long I was building stages for rock concerts, setting up lights and loading trucks locally in Portland, Maine. The team aspects of the crew were ...

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