Jan 13

Nashville Rocks!

Greetings and Salutations Everyone!

We’re on our way home from a fantastic event in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland!  If you’ve never been to this property, I suggest that next time you’re in Nashville, make time to stop here and stay a while.  It’s an absolutely AMAZING destination.  It’s one of the largest hotel properties in the United States with four amazing atriums, excellent restaurants, and some of the best convention space we’ve ever worked in.  It’s right next to the Grand Ole Opry – and a MUST for any country music fan.  Even if you’re not a fan of country music, the Gaylord Opryland is a place that’s not to be missed.

Our game show event was absolutely amazing here.  Our client had 550 attendees, and ALL of them were able to participate in the game show by using our wireless audience response keypads.  The format for our show was our Quest for the Best game, however our client decided to re-name the game – which poked some fun at one of their competitors.  Here is a photo of our game show set for the event.

Game Show America at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville

Game Show America at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville

Talk about colorful!  The lighting for the event consisted of a dozen ellipsoidal fixtures to front light the stage, some moving head fixtures for a ballyhoo effect, with the rest being LED lights for maximum impact.  We had two 10′ x 13′ side screens that displayed the game show graphics and a round center screen for I-Mag support.  Kudos to Jon Baker for going above and beyond and being an awesome tech on this show!  A huge thanks to Wayne for designing this fantastic set and being a rock-solid event coordinator.  Donny – thanks for everything – dinner was amazing!

While all this was going on in Nashville, Scottie and Mike were down in Arkansas for another production. Sadly, weather forced that event to be cancelled for the time being.  No worries, as the event is being re-scheduled for early 2nd Quarter.

On Saturday, we’re heading back to Minneapolis for a small production and then Sunday, our crew hits the road again – heading to Las Vegas to produce five simultaneous game shows!  Almost every member of the GSA crew will be at this event.  Just a quick note to our Vegas crew – “We’ll see you on the 18th!”

Once we return from Vegas, we have a few days of downtime to close out January.  Then on February 1st – it’s moving day!  GSA moves into our new facility with a main production floor consisting of 2,000 square feet with 20′ ceilings.  Once we’ve got everything moved and in its place, we’ll post some photos so you can see our new location.

That’s all for this post.  Until next time, keep on playing!