The second annual Moogfest, held October 28 to 30th in Asheville, North Carolina, engaged Bandit Lites to provide illumination services for the main stage in the Asheville Civic Center. Production Manger Joel Carmichael and lighting director Brooke Kimple worked with Bandit San Francisco GM Dizzy Gosnell to provide the stunning show. Bandit crew Chuck Hastings and Sam Harden were the onsite gurus making the gear sing and dance.
Kimple used a fan of angled trusses running up to down stage covered in Thomas 2 Lite Units, VL 3000 Spots, VL 3500 Washes, Pixelines, and GRN Moving Washes. Kimple's console of choice was the HES Road Hog with a wing. The rich, vivid wash provided by the battery of LED based fixtures provided Kimple a broad pallet on which to work the hard edge lights throughout the event. His art was nothing short of amazing.
Artists of note that appeared at Moogfest included Moby, The Flaming Lips, Tangerine Dream, Adrian Belew, Umphries McGee and talks and artwork by the legendary Brian Eno. The entire event is a tribute to the world changing Robert Moog, who of course brought us the Moog Synthesizer and forever changed the face of modern music. To this day, his inventions and technologies are a regular part of the music scene.
This annual event sells out every year and fills the crafty mountain town to overflowing with fans of all types. Be sure to catch next year's Moogfest while you can still get tickets!
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