Thought this would be an interesting topic to start/discuss/share. While it applies more to concert and live music than theater, I know that it overlaps. Here we go. every concert has the fundamental truss and motors. usually 120k of PARs on an upstg and dwnstg truss. maybe some movers thrown in. but then there are shows that kick it up a notch such as TSO with there moving truss cubes that pack showguns in the middle of them, or Schoenfeld's Bob Seger tour with the curved pieces that moved to create many different looks. what have you done in the past or present (maybe future) to bust out of the ordinary with rigging? as a topic started i suppose i should start: doing a gig this fall for a 'large' church. greatest challenges include cannot touch rep system, only have seven rigging points, and of course the fact that whole shindig has to be close to free. foh wise i'm planning on droppin two vertical sticks of truss w/ sidearms to support the four mac700 pro/wash on each. two rigging points down. sightlines knock out another two. so i'm down to three. and oh, these three. while these rigging points are above the stage, two use the same cieling 'holes' as the main rag. the third is a tad bit upstage of the rag, but not super load, bearing. solution? imagination and math. to keep the feel consistent, i'm using the same vertical sticks of truss w/ sidearms design for two towers that are just upstage of the main rag. but to keep these towers oriented correctly and off the rag, that third upstage point becomes a cable pick. beginning of show these towers start about 20' above the stage. curtain starts to go up, towers start to go up, and a beautiful solution is born. i know more people have done crazy things with spansets, cheeseburgers, and shackles. come on, open up and share!