VUE Proudly Powers San Francisco Pride Celebration

Sound Image deploys entire VUE arsenal across 7 stages

Held over the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, 2018, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Rally featured 20 live-music and performance stages celebrating the energy and diversity of the LGBTQ community. Sound Image San Francisco handled production for 11 of the 20 total event stages, and deployed their entire VUE arsenal for 7 of the stages, including the main stage located at the steps of the City’s iconic City Hall.

According to George Edwards, Sound Image San Francisco’s general manager, VUE made the particularly challenging event more manageable thanks to the brand’s Continuous Source Topology (CST™) technology, that allows the seamless combination of al-class line array elements to build complex hybrid arrays to meet the unique needs of each performance venue. “The beauty of VUE is that we could quickly — and flawlessly — mix and match elements and deliver spectacular performance on each stage,” explained Edwards.

While the main stage was functional for the entire weekend, a handful of the remaining stages — showcasing everything from Pacific Islander Culture to Trance — were set up overnight on Saturday for use on Sunday only. According to Edwards, the setup logistics were particularly challenging.

“Driving in San Francisco is challenging on a good day, but when you’re driving trucks in and out and navigating 1 million spectators in a 36-square-mile city, that makes for a pretty wild ride. All the more reason we love the VUE al-Class since setup is a breeze and they require little to any tuning once flown. We absolutely love this PA,” lauded Edwards.

For the Main Stage, Sound Image deployed 12 VUE al-12 large format acoustic linearity line arrays per side, supported with 16 hs-221 infrasonic ACM subwoofers and al-8’s for front fill. The monitor system utilized hm-112’s and hm-212 Mike Adams monitors and h-12’s and hs-28’s for side fills, while VUEDrive™ Systems Engines provided networked DSP and amplification.

Following are the configurations for each of the remaining six VUE-powered stages:

Faerie Freedom Village Stage
3x a-12 per side, 3x V4 systems engines

Castro Country Club Sober Stage
4x al12 per side, 2x al4SB flyable subwoofers per side, 2x a12 as monitors, and 3x V4 systems engines

Asian & Pacific Islander Community Pride Stage
4x al-8 per side, 3x al-8SB flyable subwoofers per side, 4x hm-112s, 3 x V6 and 2x V4 systems engines

Official SF Pride VIP Party
Stage #1:
a-12s with V4 systems engine

Stage #2
4x al-4s per side, 2x al-4SB per side, 2x a-12 distributed around rotunda and 3x V4 systems engines

Stage #3:
2x a-12, 2x a-10

For lineups and more information on each stage, visit: http://www.sfpride.org/stages/

 

“Driving in San Francisco is challenging on a good day, but when you’re driving trucks in and out and navigating 1 million spectators in a 36-square-mile city, that makes for a pretty wild ride. All the more reason we love the VUE al-Class since setup is a breeze and they require little to any tuning once flown. We absolutely love this PA,”
-George Edwards, Sound Image San Francisco General Manager
(Pictured above with Marybeth LaMotte and VUE COO Sara Elliott)



 

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