Lighting designer Michael Ledesma used Robe ColorSpot 1200 fixtures as mid and upstage effects lights and to ‘paint the scenery’ at the high profile Y-100 Jingle Ball, which featured nine top artists including Will Smith, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Ray-J, T-Pain, and The Pussycat Dolls.
The gig was staged at the Bank Atlantic Centre in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was promoted by local radio station Y-100 and attracted a sold-out crowd of 17,000. A revolving stage provided by Mountain was used to minimise changeover time between acts, and all lighting equipment was supplied by Paradigm Lighting.
Ledesma worked with his programmer Mike Smrka. Together they ensured that the many creative requirements for all LDs looking after different individual acts were achieved.
As usual, with fast-moving multi-artist shows, having a design with the flexibility to create dynamics and variety in the stage ‘look’ was vital. The idea was to give each performer his own distinct visual impression via the lighting.