Bandit Lites

recently supplied crew and equipment for two very different shows. On the European leg of its world tour, American hard rock band Linkin Park made stops in the UK, France, Holland, Austria, and Germany. The band's blend of hard rock and cutting lyrics was a huge hit.


Left to right: Bandit COO Peter Heffernan, LD Gus Kidd Stanton, John Lisk, Morgan Evans, Roger Grybowicz, Bob Dallas, and Bandit VP Richard Willis.

Lighting designer Gus Kidd Stanton used an extremely versatile rig to deliver a light show as powerful as the music it was highlighting. The system utilized moving lights by Martin Professional but also relied heavily on traditional PAR-64s and ACL lamp bars. (See equipment list at bottom of page.) The show delivered looks that had the band in awe and looking forward to what Stanton would come up with next. Linkin Park is currently touring the US on the Family Values fall tour.

On the other end of the musical spectrum, Farm Aid, which has become a fall tradition, pleased thousands and helped thousands more. This year's installment was held September 29 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Noblesville, IN, near Indianapolis.


Photo: Sears Hallet

The lineup this year featured Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, the Doobie Brothers, and Martina McBride. The Bob Peterson-designed lighting system featured the Martin MAC 2000 as well as other MAC series fixtures and High End Systems Cyberlights. (See equipment list at bottom of page.)

Bandit is proud to again be a part of this noble cause, and looks forward to many more years of this benefit to help our nation's farmers.

LINKIN PARK EUROPEAN TOUR 2001

Tour Manager
Bob Dallas

Stage Manager
John Lisk

Lighting Designer
Gus Kidd Stanton

Crew Chief
Roger Grybowicz

Lighting Tech
Morgan Evans

Equipment

68' fully loaded pre-rigged truss

8

Martin MAC 500s

8

Martin MAC 600s

10

8-light Molefays with scrollers

8

ETC Source Fours

6

4-lamp ACL bars

8

High End Systems Dataflash AF-1000 strobes

12

PAR-64s with scrollers

1

Avolites 72-way 2.4kW digital dimmer

1

Avolites Pearl 2000 console


FARM AID 2001

Lighting Designer
Bob Peterson

Grip
Jason Robinson

Crew Chief
Don Lockridge

Crew
Dave Butzler, Mark Lepetich, Steve Hoover, Sears Hallet, Roth Edwards

Equipment

129' pre-rigged truss

170' A-type truss

1

41'-diameter A-type truss circle

1

15'-diameter A-type truss circle

28

PAR-64 6-lamp bars

4

Lycian 1271 Starklites

24

Martin MAC 250s

24

Martin MAC 300s

30

Martin MAC 500s

24

Martin MAC 600s

18

Martin MAC 2000s

6

High End Systems Cyberlights

3

ETC Sensor 72-way 2.4kW digital dimmer

1

ETC Expression IIx console

1

Bandit 50-way custom motor controller

34

Coffing Hoists 1-ton motors