Unbelievable, but the first festival week already draws to a close. Well, what happened this week?
One of my personal highlights was Woodkid performing together with the Symphony Orchestra of Lausanne on Tuesday. We equipped the entire orchestra with a total of 25 PSM 900 IEM receivers plus SE315 earphones. All to be provided with the same audio signal from the transmitter. A very complex production and an awesome concert. Great atmosphere, high-class sound with a perfectly arranged light show. The other side of the coin: We had to disentangle all In Ears and lots of other accessories afterwards.
On Wednesday we had ZZ Top and George Thorogood & The Destroyers on stage. I saw ZZ Top several times before but I have to say that I won’t say that they are a great live band (sorry, my personal opinion). I think they made some really amazing albums but live…? At least the setup was very relaxed since it’s only three guys. But, as already anticipated beforehand, the performance was so-so. They played some cool songs but the sound and the show were mean. E. g. a huge drumkit and a lethargic drummer behind it.
Thursday was full of Blues. Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. I saw some of the concerts with some of my colleagues from Shure Distribution Germany. A great one was James Morrison in the Jazz Lab. Wonderful voice and a very differentiated sound. I was really impressed.