Campaigning on behalf of the professionals working on the technical side of the entertainment industry in the United States, the 1 September #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART #ExtendPUA night of illumination was a collective shout for help, imploring the US Congress to pass the RESTART Act (S.3814) and PUA extension as quickly as possible. Elation Professional supported the initiative with partners coast to coast lighting buildings, venues and structures in red to focus awareness on the plight of the live events industry and the need for immediate financial support.
“Thank you to all who participated in any way to tonight’s amazing success. I am so proud!” stated Elation Sales and Marketing Director, Eric Loader, following the 1 September displays. “This campaign reaffirmed for me what I knew already in my heart, that I am so fortunate to work in the most amazing industry with some incredibly talented, kind and generous people. Our industry will come back and tonight proves to me that in time we will be back stronger than ever. We can’t be ignored any longer and I’m sure the right people will take notice. Our work isn’t done. We need to stay on our elected officials and get the additional relief measures passed ASAP to avoid more financial and mental suffering. Together we are a winning team and together we will weather this storm.”
Among the many spaces illuminated red with Elation Professional fixtures: San Diego Bay was lit using 47 Paladin Panels supplied by JRLX; Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego was lit with Paladin Panel fixtures. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington was lit using Protron Eclypse fixtures; Daniel S. Frawley Stadium, Wilmington, DE was lit by Light Action of Delaware using Protron Eclypse fixtures; Mars Music Hall, Huntsville, AL was lit with full Elation rig. Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA was lit by Kinetic Lighting using Elation Fuze Wash and Platinum Beam fixtures; Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, CA was lit by Kinetic Lighting; 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO was lit using SixPar 200 IP and Protron Eclypse fixtures.
Meanwhile, The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL was lit lit using Elation Proteus series fixtures; Hollywood, CA was lit by Volts Lites using Artiste Monet and Smarty Hybrid fixtures; Dallas’s iconic entertainment complex lit using Proteus series fixtures with Light This Productions taking to Grimes, IA – among many more.
For information, visit wemakeevents.org or facebook.com/WeMakeEventsNorthAmerica for the latest updates #WeMakeEvents campaign efforts across North America and Canada.