As owner of Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. — and its Laser Design division — you've been in the business for 26 years and have done pyro for acts from Paul McCartney and Sarah Brightman to Green Day, Kid Rock, and Metallica. How did you get your start in pyro and effects?
I used to play in bands and had some recording deals and used to tour. We had pretty elaborate lighting and pyro cues back then. One of my lighting techs, Gordon Hyndford, worked for Pro Sound and