When I was invited to join the production of this year's Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Helsinki, I wasn't quite sure what that experience would bring. Upon arrival, I was in awe of the sheer amount of gear hanging from and tipping the scales of the load capacity of the Hartwall Arena roof. Picture a miniature metallic city growing out of the ceiling and encompassing the entire expanse of the 15,000-seat venue. The final load weighed in at just less than 100 tons, including lighting, ...

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