Sound Reinforcement for Runway 2007

Runway 2007Runway 2007 was held on the 8th of June 2007 at Alimas Carnival Stage. Organized by Pro Models, it was mainly a fashion event. Scores of Flair opened the night followed by Nic & Nicole performing between the fashion slots. 70’s Poster band featuring Thothi & Zara performed a contrasting repertoire and Fasy Live finished off the event with a rocking performance.

From the start, work at the stage was slow. I was told that the logistic effort was hampered by the bad weather and the pick-up and Taxi drivers’ strike. However, I felt differently. I saw a lack of co-ordination considering the scope of the event. This was finally evident by the lack of synchronization between the different teams during the final event.

None of the bands were able to do a proper sound check because somehow, no one could remove the plywood-boards used to hide the music instruments during the fashion event, which virtually blocked the band from all monitors. However, with the help of the bands, I was able to do a basic signal check. Scores of Flair didn’t even get a chance do a signal check, and the signal check was done when the show was on.

Overall, this event would could have been so much better if it was properly planned.

Live / Tour Sound Company: Island Music, Maldives.
Team: Hambe, Ahmed and I