Concert Stages Have Should Be Considered Part Of The Act Itself
- May 08, 2019
- Jermaine Herbert
Concert goers go to live events to see their favorite bands and expect a fantastic night of entertainment. Sure, its all about the talent and the show, but industry insiders will be the first to tell you that its the concert stages themselves that play an enormous role in the experience of the audience.
The staging of a concert sets the mood and tone of the event. Concert stages can intensify audience response. An impressive stage design has a way of gripping the attention of people and influencing how they “feel” about where they are. But an array of other staging factors are in play as well – not the least of which is crowd safety and the security of the people performing.
That’s why the concert staging industry has evolved into a realm where professionals with advanced understanding of audience dynamics and materials, design and physical components have become a integral aspect of the show itself.
Concerts stages can be custom designed to reflect the nature of the act. The possibilities are all but unlimited. For example, a stage can be designed to project a science fiction effect, a circus atmosphere, or suggest an enchanted fantasy realm.
The stage should enhance the act, not distract from it. It should also synchronize with the entertainment theme. For example, a rock band that has a hard driving, gritty urban sound dos not what to perform on a stage that looks like it was set up for a magical Christmas festival! And a magical Christmas show does not want to perform on stage that looks like a tough, inner-city street scene!
That’s why touring acts today are contracting with professional staging professionals and giving them equal consideration to the entertainment. Seasoned performers know that thrilling an audience, creating word of mouth and selling tickets means getting the look of the staging right.