The field of concert lighting has moved well beyond the narrow label of rock & roll lighting. In the past decade we have seen methods originally developed for tour lighting adopted by or adapted to dance, theatre, Broadway, theatre and dance bus and truck companies, television, theme parks, architecture, and, yes, even opera. Film is the latest to use trussing, multicable, and moving luminaires. The use of the PAR-64 luminaire and freer use of bold color media attest to the acceptance of some of these approaches.

Early concert-style rock & roll performances on television were accepted by the viewing public so well that the television people took notice, even if they did not jump in with both feet. I introduced the ...

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