For Zachary Matusow's design for Foster The People’s Torches tour, some more dramatic moments include a Kabuki drop after the first song, triggered by solenoids on the mid-stage truss. “The idea is that the Kabuki drape [from Rent What?] masks the entire theatrical landscape during the opening acts,” says Matusow. “At the end of FTP’s wildly industrial first song, ‘Miss You,’ the song reaches its crescendo, and boom, we reveal the world—sun, inflatables, LED screens, lighting, backdrop, ...

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