About 1,800 Gather In West Hartford For Outdoor Yoga (Hartford Courant)
‘Om Street’ Draws More Than 1,700 Yogis (we-ha.com)
|You can actually see me in this photo, I'm the orange dot in the front / left, at the sound board.|
I've been involved in this event from the very start.
Aug 6, 2011: A few days back I started sniffing around to be sure Barb could connect her wireless headset to the sound system. I was a little shaky on the sound system Lululemon had rented (a battery powered PA from Taylor Rental, never did get the power or model) so I decided to bring the studio kirtan sound system. It rocked all the way to the back rows.
And we've grown the tech each year as the event has grown. Last year I set up a zoned PA system (a second satellite PA, 200' down the road, with a delay line to match the sound from the main system). This year, we added a third PA (and a second delay line) and I convinced the band (the talented Craig Norton and Co. / Hands on Drumming) to let me mix them through the board. (in previous years, they ran a PA and I took a feed into the mains)
|Green: Road Closed Off / Blue: Stages / Red: Speakers / Yellow: Audio Table|
Today is a recovery day; even though there was help on hand from the studio, I still did a lot of the lifting, cabling, and clean-up myself - it's quicker to coil a 100' cable the right way myself, rather than have someone else do it and then have to redo it at home, and I had 400' of XLR, 600' of power, and 300' of speaker cable to deal with. I'm 54 here - doing sound for this sort of thing is a task for younger legs, shoulders, feet and back!
Glad it's over, glad the weather cooperated, glad there were no significant technical problems. And thank to the Twitter, a bit of feedback live from the event.
Sound is great! Middle of the pack and we can hear everything. 50 studios around the state represented. #omstreet— Rachel L-W (@rglweiner) July 25, 2015