All around the United States, memorial events were held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Many gatherings were held in New York City that week. Two major shows on September 11 featured High End Systems gear with Flying Pig Systems Wholehog® consoles at the helm, all provided by See Factor of Long Island City, NY.
A Christian show, A Tribute to Grace and Hope, took place at Madison Square Garden. In the rig were 20 Studio Spot™ 575, four Studio Color® 575, and eight x.Spot™ automated luminaires, run by a Hog II and a Wing. Mario Corsi was LD and Guy Smith was programmer.
The other event was the 9/11 Memorial Twilight Gathering, which featured a stage in each of the five boroughs of New York: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. LD Donny Lodico designed the lighting looks for all five sites. Each of these sites were lit by 20 Studio Color 575s, six Studio Spot 575s, six Coemar CF7s, and were run from a Hog II and a Wing. The lighting director/programmer/operator for Manhattan's Central Park was Patrick Dierson; the lighting director/programmer/operator for Queens Flushing Meadows Park was Craig Caserta.