So we have this old Rosco Eclipse light board at my school. It was installed when the theater was built, around '94 I believe, maybe '93. This thing was discontinued a month after it was built, and my school hasn't had it serviced since it was installed, and, well, it's starting to show. Right now one of the all-girls schools in the area is renting the theater for their annual show chorus concert, and some of my good friends are in the show, but that's another story. Anyway, I'm training a new board op for next year, and for this show, we ran it on the fly off of the scenemasters. During one particular number last night, I was adjusting the level of our blue down lights, when, all of a sudden, stuff starts flashing on and off, GI wash goes out, gobos showing up all over the place, cyc lights going into disco mode, a complete disaster. This went on for another minute or two, and in the meantime, everyone is looking back at us in the booth, and the "director" comes running back to the booth going "what the 'f' was that! You're ruining my show...etc." Meanwhile, I'm running around in a tizzy trying to get the **** thing to work correctly, finally hit it with a wrench and it worked fine for the rest of the show. What really got me was that my girlfriend was in the audience, and she knew I was LD for this show. So, moral of the story, get the board serviced, unless you're planning on having a disco for the evening's performance.