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Most popular Touring Lighting Console?-2007

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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Here's a "fun" research project for someone other than me. [user]Phil000[/user] won the last contest and is there ineligible this time.

    Get the list of the top 50 grossing Concert Tours from Pollstar.com for 2007. Note what the primary console used was. (Some of us can help with this). Then crunch the numbers, do a nice pie chart, and answer the question.

    My predictions, in order:
    grandMA
    Maxxyz
    HogII
    Hog3
    Any AVO
    Any Compulite
    Jands Vista

    As always, a lovely prize will be awarded for the first correct response.
     
  2. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    I think that you'd be wrong only on two counts...
    grandMA
    HogII
    Roadhog
    Maxxyz
    Any AVO
    Any Compulite
    JAnds Vista

    I'd be surprised to see honest to god HIII's going out on tour.
     
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    soundman Well-Known Member

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    I know TSO had a III incorperated to some extent. The software has gotten alot better but there are still some stupid bugs, 1 thru 500 enter is great for a lock up.
     
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    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    TSO had two real Hog III's, no Roadhog or Hog IPC or any other console running the Hog III software. The real deal, one for main, one for backup.
     
  5. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Both HogII and [Any desk running Hog3 OS] ahead of Maxxyz? I don't think so. Remember, I stated as part of the criteria, the TOP 50 Grossing Tours of 2007. Since the RoadHog didn't hit the market until June?, AND, since these tours can afford anything they want, very few, if any RoadHogs are gonna be on that list. Go on, PROVE me wrong, I dare you!:twisted:

    Without even looking, I can name five of the Top 10 that used Maxxyz. Not that I'm defending the Maxxyz, mind you, see the Spelling article.
     
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    Derek, please advise where on this pollstar site one can locate the listing of the top 50 tours for last year... nothing is apparent at first look...
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I was wrong, Pollstar lists the Top 20. Someone else, probably Billboard, lists the Top 50. But 20 is easier to handle anyway.

    1. The Police,
    2. Kenny Chesney,
    3. Justin Timberlake,
    4. Celine Dion,
    5. Van Halen,
    6. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,
    7. Rod Stewart,
    8. Genesis,
    9. Josh Groban,
    10. Rascal Flatts,
    11. Bon Jovi,
    12. Dave Matthews Band,
    13. Billy Joel,
    14. Roger Waters,
    15. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band,
    16. Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus,
    17. Elton John,
    18. Jimmy Buffett,
    19. Barry Manilow,
    20. Toby Keith,

    Scary to think I've worked every one of these, though not all in 2007, and Genesis was only Phil Collins.

    Since I've done half the work, I'm changing the rules. In order to receive full credit, name the Lighting Designer, and the Console Family.
     
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    Chris15 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Oh how American... I might not win, so I'll change the rules - OK slightly different, but concept remains true. America's Cup anyone?

    LD don't pie chart so well Derek...
     
  9. Chris15

    Chris15 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    OK Derek... Van Helen runs two different brands of console. And the McGraw / Hill Tour had 2 LDs... So in each case, which do you want?
     
  10. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I'm not playing, remember, it's my contest. Now I can't afford to create another international incident. But I believe one designer did four, two did three, and another two.

    So the LDs pie chart would look like below. But we're more interested in the consoles, in this case.
     

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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Van Helen Reddy: if you say so, but I'm positive they only had one brand (two desks) at the FOH in my building six weeks ago. Forget the designers, until we've answered the console question.
     
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    Chris15 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    I can only base my statements on what google et al show up...

    Can't locate console details at this point for: Genesis, Rascal Flatts, Bon Jovi, Hanna Montana/ Miley Cyrus or Toby Keith.

    But of those I do have 8/15 are running grandMAs... BUT in all cases, it's a bit hard to work out which tour the info refers to - ie. what year...
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Genesis: GMA
    Rascal Flatts: (I'm not 100% positive, but I think...), Maxxyz
    Bon Jovi: GMA
    Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: GMA
    Toby Keith: HogII

    Try searching/reading the PLSN site. And/or HES, MA Lighting, Martin websites.

    Since I just did another 25% of the work, the prize is now at 75% of the original. That's what I get for being a micro-manager.
     
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    Chris15 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    So based on what stats we have available, see the pie chart attached. The gig by gig details are listed in the pdf, those who know are free to tell me I'm wrong and I'll amend it...
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Nice job, Chris15.

    Your prize is a Private Personal Backstage Tour of my Super Secret Venue, in fabulous Las Vegas, NV, USA! Winner must pay all transportation, lodging, and food/beverage costs. Offer not available in all fifty states. No cash value. Some restrictions may apply. Friends and family of ControlBooth and derekleffew and their subsidiaries are not eligible.

    Let me know when you would to claim your prize.
     
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    I thought Kenny Chesney used a grand MA. I was talking to them about going out on tour with them, but then i got swamped here.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Where did anyone say his 2007 Tour didn't?
     
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    The consoles are all correct but the LD's are not. But who care's its all fun in games! :)
     
  19. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Fun AND games.
    Intents and purposes, not intensive purposes.
    Malice and forethought, not malice of forethought.

    I'm going to start a club with Van's mother and Pie's girlfriend, and we're going to "red-pen" the entire Internet.

    Send a PM to Chris15 so he can revise the db with accurate information.
     
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    Ha Ha... now, if I could only learn how to type and spell...
     

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