Well its a bit ago when i started to work in clubs and on shows.
Started as a small local stagehand. In the first place I only worked to get to know the artists and speak with them.
Well after 2-3 Shows i realized that this wont work proper and its way to hard just to speak with them.
I still didn't stop working as a local stagehand. for my luck ofc.
One Day, after setting up the stage, the light operator was collapsing just 10min before the show was starting.
No one was near the venue to help. so they asked me if i could do that.
After the event, the artist came to ask who operated the light.
i was basically to afraid that they hated it, but i had to tell them it was me. that was quite a hard step for me.
I usually don't speak a lot with ppl. (small braininput: that why i'm not often in voicechat)
They loved how i did the show for them and they wanted my to join their tour for the rest of the year (well. 8 shows to do in 3 months).
I started to learn the console i was using every show.
Even if i didn't had to work on weekends i went to shows and was just watching how other operators work.
and if i had luck i also could watch them programming the show before.
After the Tour had ended, i went back to my old company as a stage hand.
But they just wanted me to do the lightning. no more building. just programming and operating.
After a certain points where i was, working 80-100h a week just programming and operating i was done with the world.
My back was hurting more and more every day. my only thoughts the whole day were where the highest building was to jump off.
i knew i had to take a break or stop doing it.
So i stopped doing it. for almost 2 years.
In those 2 years i never were in a club.. i sat the whole day at home alone with no friends.
I went to rehab. had several surgerys.
After those 2 years i was opening my own business.
I had struggles to get on the market again.
I asked my old boss if he could help me or if he wants to cooperate.
He agreed to the cooperation and i started to make light shows for bigger and bigger events.
I also had the luck to get to make a show for Dillon Francis or David Guetta.
And finally a dream has become alive..
i was asked if i could do a lightshow plot (the duration of 1 dj) on Tomorrow land...
and at that point i knew..
This was the live that i wanted.
To be continued...