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Hmm. Commented on the fact that his truss appeared to be hanging on ratchet straps, got two different replies as to why it was perfectly safe (with the details in one contradicting those in the other!), and now the post's deleted. "Elite Sound & Visual Ltd" appears to have been incorporated a year ago by one Scott Brain (who was 17 at the time)...
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Hmm. Commented on the fact that his truss appeared to be hanging on ratchet straps, got two different replies as to why it was perfectly safe (with the details in one contradicting those in the other!), and now the post's deleted. "Elite Sound & Visual Ltd" appears to have been incorporated a year ago by one Scott Brain (who was 17 at the time)...

 

Why do people take the risk doing these jobs, thats the question........

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There's going to be a lot more of this over the next couple of years - from the handful of festivals we have managed to squeeze in over the last few weeks it's abundantly clear that a lot of established companies have gone completely and those that remain have lost the majority of their experienced staff and are relying on 90% agency and new hires. It's very noticeable how much "institutional memory" has been lost as long running festivals have barely opened in time because build over-run and shortcut / best practice knowledge has vanished so tasks get bodged and rebodged half a dozen times.
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It isn't only newbies that get it wrong - Wykham Festival

 

That's not a mainstage I recognise and from the photos (which show half made roof panels wrapped and pinned in place) it would appear it was literally a brand new structure and that they intended to do a certain amount of final manufacture as part of their install; a very risky move. Does anyone know who the mainstage supplier was?

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Here's the guy's "company" page... https://www.facebook...soundandvisual/

Got to admire his enthusiasm

 

Nothing wrong with enthusiasm, it's all about getting the correct people involved for projects such as this, no matter how big or small. The main issue seems to be money. Some organisers don't care as long as they don't have to pay.

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